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Navies team for EID ICCS6 systems

30th January 2015 - 10:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The navies of Belgium, the Netherlands and Portugal have set up a joint working arrangement with EID for the latest Integrated Communications Control System (ICCS6) system, the company announced on 23 January.

A contract with a maximum value of €15 million (US$17 million) is to be awarded by the Portuguese government for the supply of ten ICCS6 systems. Five systems will be installed on board Portuguese ships: two M-class frigates (Bartolomeu Dias and Dom Francisco de Almeida) and 3 Vasco da Gama class frigates.

Three systems will be fitted to the Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) M-Class frigates and the landing platform dock HNLMS Rotterdam. The two M-class frigates of the Belgian Navy (Leopold I and Louise-Marie) will also be upgraded.

The first vessel to receive ICCS6 will be a RNLN frigate whereas the last one will be a Portuguese MEKO200 in 2020.

ICCS6 features Internet Protocol technology and was designed specifically to provide an efficient ships communications management tool. With a high degree of automation, the system uses a modular and flexible concept, capable of being tailored and configured to meet the communications requirements of any type of warship.

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