Thales systems for Mexican Navy vessel
Thales equipment has been supplied and integrated on the Mexican Navy’s new Ocean Patrol Vessel (POLA), the company announced on 17 January.
Thales provided a full surveillance and security mission suite for the vessel under a contract that includes transfer of technology to Mexico for combat management system development.
The full mission suite includes the Tacticos combat management system, including ten operator consoles and a large collaboration wall; the SMART-S Mk2 air and surface surveillance radar; the STIR 1.2 EO Mk2 radar and EO tracking system; the Gatekeeper EO ship security system; and the CAPTAS 2 variable depth sonar.
Tacticos has been integrated with onboard C-Guard decoy launcher, RIGEL radar-electronic support measures and radar-electronic counter measures systems.
The vessel's armament suite includes RAM surface-to-air missile launcher, a Harpoon surface-to-surface missile launcher, 57mm gun, Mk38 25mm machine gun with dedicated console and 12.7mm machine guns.
The Mexican Navy launched the first 2,600t POLA-class vessel, ARM Reformador, in Salina Cruz, Mexico, at the end of 2018.
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