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Wärtsilä NACOS Platinum Radars

World’s first IP Radar solutions that you can simply plug, play and integrate directly into vessel control systems.


With more than 60 years of in-house radar development and manufacturing, the NACOS Platinum Radars are part of our NACOS Platinum solution for integrated vessel control systems, and thus built on a common hardware and software architecture. Being the world’s first IP Radar, our NACOS Platinum Radars are directly connected to the Platinum Navigation System’s redundant ethernet backbone. This lean, yet redundant, architecture requires minimal installation and cable effort and ensures simple extension of existing System with additional radars.

Our SOLAS compliant radars are available for S-Band and X-Band frequencies, with flexible antenna sizes and a solid-state transceiver option for the S-Band frequency.

Key benefits

  • World’s first IP Radar with minimal installation footprint.
  • Plug and Play extension of existing navigation systems.
  • Full in-house R&D and manufacturing capabilities.

Key features

  • S-Band Radar options
  • X-Band Radar options
  • Flexible inter-switching, system-wide access to all radars installed
  • System wide Target and Data exchange via Network
All products and applications
NACOS Platinum S-Band Radar

Our NACOS Platinum Solid State S-Band Radar is a next generation marine radar system that uses a stabilised high-power solid-state transceiver. It utilises advanced signal processing technology and comes with a 14ft antenna. Its major advantages include the added safety provided through optimised target detection under all environmental conditions, increased reliability and reduced lifecycle costs as a result of drastically reduced maintenance. The Platinum S-Band Radar is fully compatible without mechanical adoption as a replacement for our magnetron-based S-Band Radars.


Our RADARPILOT Platinum provides navigators with the right information at the right time to ensure safe voyage monitoring, collision avoidance and information management.

Integrated Ice Radar

The integrated non-SOLAS Ice Radar application provides an Ice Radar image within the NACOS Platinum Radar PPI. An Ice Radar workstation (same hardware as MFD requires) is connected to the NACOS Platinum network to run the video processing software utilising raw radar video of a selected X-Band transceiver. The Ice Radar image can be combined with other layers such as ECDIS, routes, targets and others in the same way as a conventional radar application.

Radar Merging

Merging of Radar videos in a type-approved radar layer for minimised blank sectors and increased situational awareness. Merged scanners are selectable on every MFD that features radar application. The only condition is that the merged radars must be of same frequency (X/S-Band).

Integrated Wave Radar

The integrated non-SOLAS Wave Radar application provides essential wave field parameters such as significant wave height, period and lengths as well as a polar diagram of wave energy of waves around the vessel in a dedicated HMI. A wave radar workstation (same hardware as MFD is required) connected to the NACOS Platinum network is running the wave analysis software utilizing the raw radar video of a dedicated X-Band transceiver is calculating all relevant information.

Additional information
Wärtsilä NACOS Platinum Solid State S-Band Radar
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