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18 September 2008

World First Announcement of Approved Solid-State RADAR Conforming to New IMO Radar Performance Standard MSC.192(79), IEC62388:2007.

Japan Radio Co., Ltd., Head office: Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, President: Mr Yorihisa Suwa, has developed and received certification from Certification Notified Body QinetiQ for JRC model JMA-9172-SA solid-state S-Band marine radar complying with the new IMO radar performance standard MSC.192 (79). This performance standard is applicable for all IMO radars installed onboard vessels on or after 1st July, 2008. Draft approval certification was issued to Japan Radio Company Limited by EU Notified Body QinetiQ, on the 12th September 2008 and JRC make the World's first announcement of an approved solid-state radar complying with these new IMO requirements.

The JMA-9172-SA solid-state radar is a model within the JMA-9100 series which were also "World Firsts" for magnetron based radars, complying with the new IMO requirements and has approval certification issued by QinetiQ in May earlier this year. The JMA-9172-SA radar is available as a two-unit solid-state system comprising the new scanner unit and the display unit of JMA-9100 radar series.JRC has designed and built "in house" the JMA-9172-SA solid-state transceiver and processing units, all of which are key devices of this technology in a new model NKE-1532 scanner unit.

Essential Features of This Radar:

1.High reliability and quality with no need of traditional high voltage control

2.Improved clutter suppression by new signal processing technology

3.Very low unwanted emission levels via simple transmitting wave control

4.Low maintenance costs by using solid state transmitter without magnetron technology

JRC MED Approved Rada

JMA-9172-SA

23.1" color LCD: 300W S-band solid-state radar

Date of draft MED issue: 12th September, 2008

Image:Display unit

Display unit

Image:12 foot S-band scanner

12 foot S-band scanner

Image:QinetiQ

23.1-inch color LCD, 300W, S-band, solid-state radar

"Real Product" is in display at SMM stand #301 Hall B6

For further information: please contact

Japan Radio Co.,Ltd.

Marine Marketing Department, International Operating Group
Tel: +81-3-3348-4099 Fax: +81-3-3348-4139