What are IMO Performance Standard for RADAR?

Written by Amit Sharma

These Performance Standards should apply to all ship borne radar installations, used in any configuration, mandated by the 1974  SOLAS Convention, as amended, independent of the: 

  • Type of ship;
  • Frequency band in use; and
  • Type of display, 

Providing that no special requirements are specified in below Table  and that additional requirements for specific classes of ships (in accordance with SOLAS chapters V and X) are met. 

The radar installation, in addition to meeting the general requirements as set out in resolution A.694(17)*, should comply with the following performance standards.

Close interaction between different navigational equipment and systems, makes it essential to consider these standards in association with other relevant IMO standards. 


Differences in the performance requirements for various sizes/categories of ship/craft to which SOLAS applies 

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Amit Sharma

Graduated from M.E.R.I. Mumbai (Mumbai University), After a brief sailing founded this website with the idea to bring the maritime education online which must be free and available for all at all times and to find basic solutions that are of extreme importance to a seafarer by our innovative ideas.