HENSOLDT UK introduces new SharpEye Mk 5 navigation radar

Product launch at DSEI 2019

At DSEI, HENSOLDT UK presented for the first time the MK 5 radar, a new variant of its successful SharpEyeTM naval radar series. Photo: HENSOLDT

London, 11 September 2019 – The sensor solution provider HENSOLDT presents at this year’s Defence & Security Equipment International (DSEI) exhibition in London a new variant of its successful SharpEyeTM naval radar series. The Mk 5 radar is the first open array 80W SharpEyeTM navigation radar especially aimed at the smaller military vessels that require full capability with limited space availability. The new radar is on display on the HENSOLDT booth, No. S3-200.

 “SharpEyeTM provides the user with the most capable radar in its class that allows exceptional performance against small targets in clutter with minimal user adjustment”, says Russell Gould, Managing Director of HENSOLDT UK, formerly Kelvin Hughes. “Kelvin Hughes SharpEyeTM radars have been fitted to more than 30 leading naval and Coast Guard services worldwide, and the Mk 5 makes this technology available to a wider range of naval and Coast Guard vessels.” 

SharpEyeTM is a state-of-the-art coherent, pulse Doppler X Band radar for navigation and situational awareness. It translates world-class radar technology such as Gallium Nitride (GaN) power transistor technology into superior detection performance of small targets in heavy clutter, thus improving mission success and survivability of military and Coast Guard vessels.


HENSOLDT is a pioneer of technology and innovation in the area of defence and security electronics. The company, headquartered in Taufkirchen near Munich, is a market leader in civilian and military sensor solutions. It develops new products to counter a wide variety of threats based on innovative concepts in such fields as big data, robotics and cyber security. With a workforce of some 4,500 employees, HENSOLDT generates revenues of more than €1 billion per year.


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