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Commercialized Military Radar for Mega Yachts

This METS exhibition, November 16, 17 and 18, at Amsterdam RAI Centre, Alphatron Marine will be once again exhibiting in the Superyacht Pavilion with standnumber 10.622, close to the Captain’s Bar.

We are proud to announce the cooperation between Alphatron Marine of Rotterdam, The Netherlands and Terma of Lystrup in Denmark, specialists in advanced radar systems for coastal surveillance, naval surveillance, vessel traffic surveillance, perimeter surveillance, and surface movement surveillance at airports. Together, the two companies have developed a semi-military radar for non-military purposes

This development has drawn the attention of some of the major yacht builders in the world, ever since security became a hot item due to piracy attacks on vessels in general and yachts more specifically. For the first time now, this radar is presented on a trade show.

Alphatron will show footage, taken from a coastguard vessel with this particular radar, that clearly shows a rubber dinghy at almost 14 kilometers distance. Accompanied by a thermal imaging camera, clearly visualizing even the number of those on board. This will give the yacht a distinctive head start in altering course or preparing for a possible attack.

The new radar will be an addition to the existing common X- and S- band radars. Military quality but at a commercial price, far below the ‘normal’ 2 million Euro such a system would cost on a warship. This is due to the fact that because it is an addition, some of the military certification is not required, thus decreasing the investment tremendously.

Yachtbuilders, architects, security specialists and Owners representatives have shown interest in this revolutionary development in radar technology, which was not available for the commercial market until just now.


For more information about the Alphatron/Terma radar, please contact Alphatron Marine at +31(0)10 453 4000 or e-mail Alphatron at or visit 

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