The order of these -50dBm SeaBeacon 2 System 6 units falls under an existing framework agreement with the General Lighthouse Authorities of the UK and Ireland (GLAs), and brings the total recently supplied for installation round the British and Irish coasts to 26.
In most cases, the new racons are being installed to replace older and less capable racons.
Tideland says that one of the key features of the SeaBeacon 2 System 6 is its dynamic range and sensitivity of -50dBm for both X- and S- Band.
The racon can respond simultaneously to both X and S-band radars, which the company says helps in displaying its identity and location. Proportional scaling should allow the racon trace to remain visible on radar displays regardless of the range scale selected.