Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS has signed a contract with the Turkish company ASELSAN for delivery of integrated Underwater Surveillance Systems as part of the complete Above water/Underwater Surveillance and Detection Systems for protection of the AKSAZ and FOÇA Naval Bases (YUNUS) in Turkey. With the scope of approx 130 MNOK, the contract was won in an open international competition. Delivery is scheduled for completion within 36 months.
"For more than 30 years KONGSBERG has delivered integrated systems for protection of various assets and platforms, and this contract marks an important step forward in providing advanced systems for protection of harbours and coastal areas. The Underwater Surveillance Systems for the AKSAZ and FOÇA Naval Bases includes integrated operation of the active and passive acoustic systems with dedicated diver detection systems, all based on technology from KONGSBERG. There is a growing market both within the harbour and coastal surveillance and protection segment, and force protection internationally. In this context, this is a very important reference contract", reports Executive Vice President Nils-Oddvar Hagen of Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace.
KONGSBERG is a multinational, knowledge-based group with more than 4600 employees in more than 25 countries. The Group delivers high-technology systems to discerning customers engaged in offshore oil and gas production, the merchant marine, and the defence and aerospace industries. KONGSBERG is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange (Ticker: KOG) and had a turnover of NOK 8.3 billion in 2007. The subsidiary Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace is Norway's premier supplier of defence and aerospace-related systems. The company had operating revenues of NOK 3.3 billion and more than 1700 employees in 2007.
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Executive Vice President Nils-Oddvar Hagen, mobile no.: ( 47) 920 60092.
This contract marks an important step forward in providing advanced systems for protection of harbours and coastal areas.