HENSOLDT UK to deliver Kelvin Hughes SharpEye radar

HENSOLDT UK supplies coastal surveillance radar to the Lithuanian State Border Guard Service

HENSOLDT UK’s SBS-900 X-band SharpEye radar monitoring vessels in Lithuania (Source: Telekonta).

Enfield, UK, 14 July 2020 – HENSOLDT UK, manufacturer of Kelvin Hughes SharpEye radar systems, is pleased to announce that the Lithuanian State Border Guard Service (SBGS) has selected variants of the company’s SBS-900 X-band SharpEye long range coastal surveillance radar to ensure the safe management and monitoring of vessels in the coastal waters of Lithuania.

HENSOLDT UK’s shore-based radars were specifically developed to meet the stringent operational requirements of port, harbour and river traffic operators as well as government agencies responsible for the protection of coastal and littoral zones.

Working with the local integrator, Telekonta, the mast mounted SBS-900 were selected to meet the requirements of the Lithuanian SBGS for detection of small targets at long ranges. This is in line with IALA Guideline No. 1111 (May 2015) for advanced level detection.

Adrian Pilbeam, Head of Sales at HENSOLDT UK, commented: “The decision by the Lithuanian SBGS to select the SBS-900 demonstrates the confidence they have in the complete integrated radar solution that HENSOLDT UK and Telekonta provided.”

The advantage of the HENSOLDT UK solution is that the coastal radar does not require an air-conditioned enclosure at the top of the mast. Compared to competitor solutions, the SBS-900 thus comes at reduced system integration and infrastructure costs.

Dovydas Gedaminskas, Director General at Telekonta, commented: “The SBS-900 radars are a significant step to enhance the coastal surveillance system for the SBGS. With high performance and low through life costs, we are pleased to work with HENSOLDT UK and the Lithuanian SBGS on such an important project.”


HENSOLDT is a pioneer of technology and innovation in the field of defence and security electronics. Based in Taufkirchen near Munich, the company is a German Champion with strategic leadership positions in the field of sensor solutions for defence and non-defence applications. HENSOLDT develops new products to combat a wide range of threats based on innovative approaches to data management, robotics and cyber security. With approximately 5,500 employees, HENSOLDT generated revenues of 1.14 billion euros in 2019.


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