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AMS Defence supports both Maritime Air Surveillance systems as well as traditional land based Air Surveillance Systems.

AMS Defence has partnered with Kelvin Hughes Ltd and is now the appointed Sales, Service and Support Agent in Australia and New Zealand. This relationship allows AMS Defence to support both legacy systems as well as gain access to the latest generation coherent pulse Doppler technology that is contained in the Solid State SharpEyeTM Radar Systems.

Kelvin Hughes has been certified by the UK Military Aviation Authority as an RA1027 Air Traffic Management (ATM) equipment organisation, approved to design, manufacture and provide ATM equipment. The certification was awarded following successful use of the company’s SharpEye™ solid state radar to control helicopter approach and landing on deployed naval vessels.

SharpEye™ replaces the need for a transponder system, for example Reply Receiver Type B (RRB). Typically, the Helicopter and the ship’s RRB system have to interact to provide a means to reliably track the aircraft in adverse weather. With SharpEye™ however, the ship’s Operations Room can confidently and accurately manage the air space and talk each helicopter into land on the ship without the need for a secondary radar like RRB.

AMS Defence has partnered with Kelvin Hughes Ltd and is now the appointed Sales, Service and Support Agent in Australia and New Zealand. This relationship allows AMS Defence to support both legacy systems as well as gain access to the latest generation coherent pulse Doppler technology that is contained in the Solid State SharpEyeTM Radar Systems.

Kelvin Hughes SharpEye™ SxV radar is highly sensitive and has been optimised for the detection of drones, quadcopters, Unmanned Aerial Systems (UASs) and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). We provide complete radar based solutions for border and perimeter security and SharpEye™ with its ability to detect small low aerial targets even in clutter conditions makes it the ideal sensor to detect and provide early warning of the operation of drones.

Systems can be a single SharpEye™ SxV mobile radar or part of a multi radar and electro optic camera system deployed via our innovative Single Mast Solution (SMS) for mobile and semi-permanent requirements.

With a SharpEye™ radar as the primary detection sensor, security agencies are able to monitor and intercept threats from drones in remote and difficult to access locations and also easily move locations.

Complete single or multi node situational awareness can be developed through a Detect, Recognise, Identify and Classify methodology and the evolving picture controlled using the Kelvin Hughes control and interface software CxEye™.

As a Project, Engineering and Maintenance provider AMS Defence is able to provide complete through life cycle solutions from concept through to end of life. AMS Defence’s through life support capabilities in ensuring system operation and reliability gives Military Commanders and units confidence in the equipment and systems that they use which allows them to fight and win in a maritime, land or air theatre.

AMS Defence is currently supporting two key areas within Air Surveillance, the first being AMS Defence supporting the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG) and a Strategic Defence Prime Contractors to support the Air Services Radar Systems located around Australia.

AMS Defence, conducts radar asset facility management such as Radome Maintenance as well as equipment change out and major parts refurbishments.

In addition, AMS Defence as part of our role and partnership with Kelvin Hughes Ltd, supports the SharpEyeTM Helicopter Control Radar System installed onboard the HMAS Canberra and HMAS Adelaide Land Helicopter Dock as well as the KH 2007 Magnetron I Band onboard the HMAS Choules Landing Ship Dock.