OSI to supply radar for New Zealand Navy’s Anzac-class frigates

28 July 2016 (Last Updated July 28th, 2016 18:30)

OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) has been contracted to supply a new radar for Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) Anzac-class frigates.

OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) has been contracted to supply a new radar for Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) Anzac-class frigates.

The contract is a part of the $312m RNZN Anzac frigate systems upgrade programme.

Under the programme, self-defence, surveillance and combat capabilities will be upgraded for RNZN’s two Anzac ships, HMNZS Te Kaha (F 77) and HMNZS Te Mana (F 111), reported IHS Janes.

"The radars will be fully integrated into the frigates' integrated navigation and tactical system."

The upgrades will also involve the installation of a new combat management system, new radars, electronic detection and other above water sensors, a self-defence missile system, decoys against missiles and torpedoes, and an upgrade to the hull-mounted sonar.

As part of the contract, OSI will install new FAR-3000 series radars from Japanese company Furuno on Anzac frigates.

Using OSI’s Radar HMI software module, the two new X-band radars will be controlled and can combine the video feedback from both the radars to facilitate uninterrupted 360° coverage.

The radars will be fully integrated into the frigates' integrated navigation and tactical system (INTS), which OSI had supplied earlier to the RNZN as a part of the Anzac-class platform system upgrade (PSU) Project.

Additionally, OSI will also integrate a new inertial navigation system into the ships’ INTS.

OSI has also been supporting the RNZN’s warship integrated navigation system requirements since 2003.