Naval radars set to work onboard Australia’s ANZAC frigate

Anschütz modernises naval radar capabilities for the Royal Australian Navy

Anschütz supplies state-of-the-art naval navigation radars for the modernisation programme of the Australian ANZAC-class frigates. With the successful setting-to-work of the new naval radar systems of the first ship, Anschütz has reached another milestone.

The radar systems combine powerful transceivers from Terma and Naval Radar NX applications from Anschütz on custom-made, ruggedised consoles. The naval radars extend the classic IMO navigational radar to another level with situational awareness, enabling customers to operate any radar-related task from navigation to mission.

“We are pleased to have established a trusted and successful relationship with our Australian partners and the Royal Australian Navy with the successful setting-to-work", said Michael DePlonty, who is Lead System Engineer for the ANZAC naval radar programme at Anschütz. "Our customers are impressed by the benefits our naval radars offer in terms of performance and tactical functions."

In addition to supplying the radar systems, Anschütz's scope of services also includes customised development, system integration, documentation and training.

„The training was well received”, said Dave Hardy of BAE Systems Australia, who is the contractor for radar systems in the ANZAC-class modernisation programme. “Trainees also commented they thought the Anschütz console was easier to navigate with a more logical setup over other consoles they had experienced.“

From an intuitive user interface, the Naval Radar NX application provides operators with a clear and precise radar picture, created using patented clutter suppression and filtering technology. Furthermore, it offers advanced target tracking and management of navigational and tactical targets. Beyond collision avoidance, the Naval Radar NX presents tactical features like alarm zones monitoring, formation manager, helicopter guidance, or video merge. The application is flexible and can be adapted to customer-specific use cases.

Anschütz is supplying the systems to a total of eight ANZAC-class frigates and additional land-based test facilities. As a local partner, the Australian company JEDS will conduct maintenance trainings for and do maintenance on the ANZAC naval radar systems.

Visit the product page to learn more about Naval Radar NX.