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IndoDefence 2018: Terma Scanter Radars for Two Additional Indonesian Seaports

At Indodefence 2018, Terma announced it has recently received two separate orders to supply SCANTER 2202 radars and 18' antennas for Vessel Traffic Management operations in two Indonesian Seaports – Port of Tarakan and Port of Panjang.

IndoDefence 2018 Terma Scanter Radars for Two Additional Indonesian Seaports TERMA stand at IndoDefence 2018 with SCANTER radar on top. Navy Recognition picture.

The Directorate General of Sea Transportation (DGST) currently operates the SCANTER radars in a number of seaports to monitor the vessel traffic and to ensure smooth port operations and safety. Examples of seaports relying on Terma SCANTER radars on a daily basis are Jakarta, Bintuni, Merak, and Tanjung Priok.

The recent orders are expected to be followed by repeat orders to expand the seaports' traffic management capabilities.

Terma has delivered and installed numerous radar sensor systems worldwide since the early 1990s – initially tailored for VTS applications in ports and waterways where the increased vessel traffic in congested areas called for improved monitoring and surveillance – essentially for economic and safety reasons. Later, port authorities have been forced to tighten up surveillance requirements to encompass security.

For Vessel Traffic Service and Coastal Surveillance in the Asia Pacific solely, Terma has supplied more than 120 units of the newest SCANTER 2000 and SCANTER 5000 Series.

The SCANTER 2000 Series is especially suited for Vessel Traffic Services (VTS), river, and inner port surveillance. The outdoor transceiver unit is very small, weighs only 26 kg, and can be placed up-mast close to the antenna to minimize installation requirements and costs.

The SCANTER 2000 Series meets the requirements for professional VTS applications, where quality and durability is significant. With a Terma 18' Compact antenna, it meets the IALA Standard recommendations up to 48 nautical miles. The transceiver also works with smaller antennas meeting requirements, typically for ports and VTS gap-filling.