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Kongsberg and Fincantieri sign contract for extension of weapons system for Italian Navy's U212A submarines

8th July 2011 - 09:53 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Kongsberg Gruppen (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) and an automatic identification system (AIS). KONGSBERG shall 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 Executive Vice President Nils-Oddvar Hagen in Kongsberg Defence Systems.

Source: Kongsberg

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