The Colombian Navy has acquired the Terma SCANTER 2001 surface surveillance radar for its Almirante Padilla Class Frigates. The radars will be part of a modernization program for the vessels and delivery will be in the first quarter of 2008.

These radar systems are specifically designed to meet the requirements for noise and interference rejection, signal processing, electronic interfacing, signal distribution and resistance to a tough environment. Their versatile and modular concept ensures compliance with application requirements and specific customer needs. The receiver-transmitter system configuration ranges from single frequency operation to RxTx systems with frequency diversity.

The SCANTER radar system provides backup to the primary surveillance radar system, assists onboard tactical task functions, performs sea surveillance with automatic target tracking, provides versatile interface capability for command, control, communication and information (C3I) and other onboard systems, as well as providing safe navigation for year-round operation. It has been deployed by navies worldwide, including those of Sweden, Denmark, Mexico, Singapore, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Turkey, Greece, Korea, Finland and Great Britain.