FURUNO FAR-3005 Series Chart Radar offers reliable situational awareness and navigation safety through greatly enhanced target detection


Newly developed antennas with enhanced high durability and reliability

Newly developed antennas with enhanced high durability and reliability

  • Newly designed antenna scanners to suppress the aerodynamic drag and prevent a spike in temperature

  • Less maintenance required through use of the DC brushless motor

  • Ethernet network link between antenna unit and below deck processor unit

    The analog signals are converted into the digital signals within the antenna unit and sent to the below deck processor unit via Ethernet network. This network technology eliminates loss of signal gain between antenna unit and processor unit that may be seen in conventional Radar system.

  • Optional LAN Signal Converter enables users to extend the cable between antenna unit and processor unit or to utilize the existing cables when retrofitting

Solid State Radar model - NXT - specializes in target detection and maintainability

Compared to the traditional Magnetron Radar, the Solid State Radar NXT Series provide highly reliable target detection while requiring low power.

  • Clear images

    Furuno Solid State Radar technology generates clear echo images, which allows users to obtain a clear picture of the area around their vessel, including weaker echoes from small crafts.

  • Reducing the time and cost for maintenance

    • No need to replace the magnetron
    • Removal of the consumable parts thanks to a fan-less antenna (S-band only)

X-band (left) and S-band (right)
Power Amplifier Module of the Solid State transceiver
X-band (left) and S-band (right)

Various features for safer and more efficient navigation

  • Automatic Clutter Elimination (ACE) function provides clear echoes

    Users can quickly adjust the radar image with a single action. When Automatic Clutter Elimination (ACE) function is activated, the system automatically adjusts the clutter reduction filter and gain control according to the sea and weather conditions selected (Calm/Rough Sea/Hard Rain).

    Our advanced echo averaging architecture is also incorporated into Automatic Clutter Elimination (ACE) function. Users can avoid complicated adjustment processes, resulting in clear echo images.

    Image of ACE

  • Improved Target Tracking (TT) function

    • Target acquisition takes only a few seconds
    • Acquired target does not jump to adjacent target
    • Reliable and stable tracking of high-speed and rapidly maneuvering vessels
    Image of Target acquisition

Multifunction display (MFD) capability*

Furuno proposes workstations that combine flexibility and redundancy. Users may easily select ECDIS, Chart Radar, Conning display or Alert Management System at any multi-function display. Navigators will enjoy reduced workload and significant freedom to move about the bridge. All necessary information is available on a variety of displays and at locations that may be altered as required.

* MFD capability can be implemented with a software upgrade (optional).

  • Radar (Chart ON)

  • Radar (Chart OFF)


  • Conning Information Display

System Diagram Example

System Diagram Example

  • Common sensor adaptor makes installation and maintenance easy

    The Sensor Adapter acts as a central medium to gather all of the sensor data and collectively feed it to all FAR-3005 Chart Radar and FMD-3200/3300 ECDIS in the network. Since the sensor adapter can be extended to interface with all the sensors within the network, individual cable connections in the sensor-to-Chart Radar/ECDIS interface can be greatly reduced.

    Image of Sensor Adapter
    Sensor Adapter (MC-3000S/3010A/3020D/3030D)

    Navigation sensors can be directly interfaced with the processor’s 8 serial I/0 ports.Sensor adapters are required under the following conditions:

    • The sensor data is to be shared amongst multiple networked Chart Radar and ECDIS systems,
    • The number of sensors interfaced is more than the number of the ports the processor has (8 serial I/O ports, 1 digital IN and 6 digital OUT), and/or
    • The networked sensors include analog sensors.

    In order to integrate onboard sensors into the navigation network, the sensor adapter may be interfaced with the switching hub HUB-3000 from which distribution of the sensor data throughout the network is possible. Alternatively, multiple sensor adapters may be interfaced via Ethernet to integrate onboard sensors for use in the shipboard network.

Exceptionally intuitive user interface

Unique & smart operation tool – “Status bar” and “InstantAccess bar™”

The user interface of the Radar utilizes carefully organized operational tools: The Status bar and The InstantAccess bar™.

These operational tools deliver straightforward, task-based operation by which the operator can quickly perform tasks without having to navigate an intricate menu tree.

Stress-free operation with the well-designed control unit

control unit

Intuitive operation

All operations can be controlled with the trackball.


Wave Analyzer Software*

Wave Analyzer Software provides real-time measurement of wave height, direction and period by analyzing sea surface echoes received from the marine radar. The wave information ensures safety at sea, even at night.
* Compatible with X-band and S-band radar (both magnetron and solid state)

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ICE mode*

ICE mode visualizes ice structures and find the best route through iced sea surface. Finding the optimum route to go through ice, the vessel consumes much less power and saves fuel and time.
* Compatible with X-band radar (both magnetron and solid state)

ICE mode

Software Version

Product FAR-3005
(Solid State)
SPU 0359281-01.xx 0359286-01.xx
MAIN (EC-3000/3005) 0359266-05.xx*
IMO /IEC/ITU Standard IMO A.278(VIII)
IMO A.694(17)
IMO MSC.36(63)
IMO MSC.97(73)
IMO MSC.191(79)
IMO MSC.192(79)
IMO MSC.302(87)
IMO MSC.232(82)Appendix 6
IMO MSC.1/Circ.1349
IEC 60945 Ed. 4
IEC 61162-1 Ed. 5
IEC 61162-2 Ed. 1
IEC 61162-450 Ed. 2
IEC 61174 Ed. 4
IEC 62288 Ed. 3
IEC 62388 Ed. 2
IEC 62923-1/-2
ITU-R M.1177-4
Electronic Navigational Chart (ENC) S-57 Ed. 3.1,
S-57 Ed. 3.1.1,
S-57 Maintenance Document (Cumulative) No. 8
ECDIS Presentation Library S-52 PresLib Ed. 4.0
Chart Content and Display Aspects of ECDIS S-52 Ed. 6.1
ENC Data Protection S-63 Ed. 1.2.0
Compliance for IHO CDS S-64 Ed. 3.0.1
Possibility for Updating -

* This software version is required only for the installation onboard vessels applicable to MED Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1170. Please consult with your local distributors, should you wish to upgrade the software.

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