Australian Hunter Class Frigates to Integrate SeaEagle Surveillance Systems

The SeaEagle FCEO surveillance system from Chess Dynamics will provide the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) with a state-of-the-art surveillance capability to detect and track surface and air targets By Joseph Macey / 17 Apr 2024
Australia to Receive New Surveillance Systems for Hunter Class Frigates
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Chess Dynamics is to supply surveillance systems for Royal Australian Navy (RAN) frigates.

Under a contract from BAE Systems Maritime Australia, the company will deliver SeaEagle Fire Control Electro Optical (FCEO) systems for the Navy’s first group of Hunter class frigates.

The system will provide the RAN with a state-of-the-art surveillance capability for the detection, tracking, and identification of surface and air targets as part of the Hunter Class Frigate Program. 

The highly accurate tracking data is expected to allow passive targeting for the weapon systems, reducing overall operator burden.

The system is equipped with an advanced daylight camera, a high-resolution infrared camera, and an eye-safe laser rangefinder. It also features a sophisticated software suite that provides a comprehensive picture of the maritime environment.

“We are delighted to have been selected by BAE Systems Maritime Australia to provide our SeaEagle FCEO surveillance systems for the RAN’s Hunter class frigates,” said David Tuddenham, Group Managing Director of Chess Dynamics.

“Our system is a proven performer, and we are confident that it will provide the RAN with the capability it needs to operate effectively in increasingly demanding maritime environments.”

The SeaEagle FCEO system will be integrated into the Hunter class frigates’ combat management system, providing the crew with a single, intuitive interface. The system can also share information with other ships and assets in the fleet, enhancing the RAN’s overall maritime situational awareness.

According to Chess Dynamics, the contract represents a significant milestone for the company and further establishes it as a leading provider of high-performance electro-optic sensor systems for the maritime defense market.

The SeaEagle FCEO system will play a key role in the RAN’s Hunter Class Frigate Program, providing the fleet with the capability it needs to operate effectively in a modern maritime environment.

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