Kongsberg will provide sonar and navigation solutions for 212CD type boats

Kongsberg Maritime has been contracted to provide an active sonar suite and bottom navigation technology for the Type 212 Common Design (CD) submarines.

The 212CD submarines are purchased by the Norwegian Defense Materiel Agency (NDMA) and the German Bundesamt fur Ausrustnung, Informationstechnik und Nutzung der Bundeswehr (BAAINBw).

In July this year, TKMS and Kongsberg were commissioned to build six new Type 212CD submarines for the Norwegian and German navies.

The contract follows a rigorous benchmarking process conducted by a Kongsberg Thyssen Atlas joint venture known as “kta naval systems” and thyssenkrupp Marine Systems (TKMS).

In October 2017, Kongsberg and TKMS established the joint venture kta Naval Systems.

The Kongsberg Technology Pack includes SA9510S MKII Navigation and Mine Avoidance Sonars (MANS) and a Bottom Navigation System (BNS) containing EM2040 MIL Multibeam Echosounders as well as an EA640 Echosounder Suite.

The sensors play a major role in providing key information to kta Naval Systems’ ORCCA navigation system for safe and native submerged operation of submarines.

Thomas Hostvedt Dahle, Kongsberg Naval Sonars Sales Manager, said: “This contract is an important confirmation that Kongsberg’s knowledge, experience and past performance in underwater acoustics has made this technology Norwegian-made navy a leading development for the commercial and defense segments.

“As a former submariner, I am proud to be part of this program and look forward to supporting submarine operations for many years to come.”

The German Navy will receive two submarines, while four will be delivered to the Royal Norwegian Navy.

ORCCA is the advanced combat system for non-nuclear submarines. It allows operators to perform integrated data analysis from a wide range of onboard systems.

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