Kongsberg Maritime Sonar and Navigation Pack for
Kongsberg Maritime’s active sonar suite and bottom navigation technology have been selected for installation on Type 212CD class submarines for the Norwegian and German navies.
The contract was awarded through an extensive comparative process governed by Kongsberg Thyssen Atlas JV (kta naval systems) and tkMS (thyssenKrupp marine systems) with one or more other vendors.
The Kongsberg Technology Package includes SA9510S MKII Mine Prevention and Navigation Sonar (MANS) plus a Lower Navigation System (BNS) containing EM2040 MIL multibeam echo sounders and EA640 echo sounder suite.
“These sensors provide valuable input to kta naval systems’ ORCCA â¢ navigation system to enable safe and native submarine operation of submarines,” said Kongsberg Maritime.
ORCCA, dubbed the most modern non-nuclear submarine combat system on the market, is the first of its kind to combine maximum adaptability with the highest level of computer security.
âIt enables operators to perform integrated data analysis from a wide range of on-board systems through a multi-functional console, resulting in fast and well-informed decision-making processes,â the company added.
“This contract is an important confirmation that Kongsberg’s knowledge, experience and past performance in the field of underwater acoustics has made this Norwegian-made underwater technology a leading development for commercial segments. and defense, “said Thomas Hostvedt Dahle, Sales Director for Naval Sonars, Kongsberg. âAs a former submariner, I am proud to participate in this program and look forward to supporting submarine operations for many years to come. “