Kongsberg Norcontrol IT and daughter company Applied Radar Physics (ARP) have successfully completed the Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) for the Saudi Ports Authority. The C-Scope Frequency Diversity Radar is part of a larger contract announced by Kongsberg Norcontrol IT in May 2006, to provide VTS (Vessel Traffic Service), AIS (Automatic Identification Systems) and high performance radar systems for eight ports throughout the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The Kongsberg Norcontrol IT C-Scope Frequency Diversity Radar was launched to meet a growing market need since the introduction of the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code.
“The C-Scope Frequency Diversity Radar performed beyond our expectations greatly reducing sea clutter and allowing us to detect and track small radar cross section vessels even in high sea states,” explains Jose Navarro, Managing Director at ARP. Jose continued to explain that the C-Scope Frequency Diversity Radar can be used in mono-frequency when high performance is not required.
“As the majority of ports now consider security equally along with safety and efficiency, we believe we have responded to the markets needs with the C-Scope Frequency Diversity Radar, which provides customers with a cost-effective but high-performance radar using proven frequency diversity processing,” stated Hilde P. Aarseth Krogenes, Marketing Manager at Kongsberg Norcontrol IT.
Kongsberg Norcontrol IT is a leading supplier of maritime domain awareness solutions to ports, coastal authorities and offshore operators.