KONGSBERG has signed a contract for extensions to the Command & Weapons Control Systems already under contract for delivery to the two new U212A 2nd Batch submarines under construction in Italy for the Italian Navy.
The contract was made between the Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri and KONGSBERG.
The extensions include;
- introduction of the tactical data link systems Link-11 and Link-16
- digital chart systems (ECDIS, WECDIS)
- automatic radar tracking (ARPA)
- automatic identification system (AIS)
KONGSBERG will also be responsible for integration of new sensor systems and the new developed Italian heavy-weight torpedo (NSP/Black Shark).
With the integration of these new capabilities, KONGSBERG’s Command & Weapons Control System (MSI-90U Mk 2) for conventional submarines will be among the most advanced in the world today.
"KONGSBERG has for more than 40 years developed and supplied Command & Weapons Control Systems to Norwegian, German and Italian submarines. This contract will result in an important renewal of our product range and strengthen our position as supplier of integrated Navigation, Sonar and Command & Weapons Control Systems for submarines. In this context, this is yet another important reference contract for KONGSBERG," says Nils-Oddvar Hagen, Executive Vice President in Kongsberg Defence Systems.
KONGSBERG (OSE Ticker: KOG) is an international, knowledge-based group that supplies high-technology systems and solutions to customers engaged in the oil and gas industry, the merchant marine industry, and the defence and aerospace industries. In 2010, KONGSBERG had a turnover of NOK 15.5 billion, and the Group had 5 681 employees in more than 25 countries.