Kelvin Hughes has secured a contract to deliver two of its SBS-900-2 SharpEye radar systems for the Porto de Vitória in Brazil, offering increased maritime safety and enhanced port operations.

The delivery will be taking place through Spain’s consulting and technology firm Indra.

Kelvin Hughes regional sales manager Paul Mariner said: "We’re delighted to be working with Indra again following the recent award of four SBS-700 radar systems at the Port of Southampton, UK, one of the busiest deep-water ports in the world.

"Winning this new contract to help protect the Port of Vitória is further evidence of the superior capability and cost-effectiveness of our Shore Based Sensor radar systems."

"Winning this new contract to help protect the Port of Vitória is further evidence of the superior capability and cost-effectiveness of our Shore Based Sensor radar systems."

Part of Kelvin Hughes Shore Based Sensor radar range, the SBS-900-2 comprises a single X-Band SharpEye radar transceiver that is mounted on a mast close to the antenna, which has a switchable polarisation capability between horizontal and circular beamwidth.

Designed for continuous operation, the radar system will be fully remote controlled and will be able to achieve high range accuracy and target discrimination in range and azimuth.

In addition, the system is capable of adapting changes automatically under different weather and environmental conditions.

The SharpEye radar technology offers patented pulse sequences and doppler processing, high pulse compression ratio and frequency diversity.

The SharpEye Doppler radar system, integrated with the antenna system, will be able to offer a clear radar picture that satisfies the surveillance requirements of a vessel traffic management service (VTMS).