To make this website work, we log user data. By using Shephard's online services, you agree to our Privacy Policy, including cookie policy.

Open menu Search

Kongsberg awarded C4I CORTEX system contract

23rd April 2014 - 06:03 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Kongsberg’s C4I CORTEX system will provide the C4I infrastructure solution for the Tactical Computer System onboard the Combatant Craft Medium Mark One (CCM Mk1) vessel being built by Oregon Iron Works for the US Special Operations Command. Kongsberg announced a contract for the work on 22 April.

Kongsberg’s C4I CORTEX solution consists of both software and hardware – including ruggedised displays, computers and servers - necessary to integrate the various sub systems installed on the vessel. This software suite is open standards based and allows for flexible and easy integration of future capabilities and features.

Åsmund Groven, president, Kongsberg Integrated Tactical Systems, said: ‘This has been a strategic pursuit and we are pleased that we are a part of the winning team. It has been a great team effort and our employees have put in a tremendous amount of work to secure this contract. We look forward to working closely with OIW and the rest of the CCM team to deliver on this contract.’

Oregon Iron Works was awarded the contract for CCM Mk 1 production in February following evaluation of vessel prototypes submitted for the programme.

The CCM Mk 1 craft will replace the Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) as a vessel capable of Special Operations Forces (SOF) insertion/extraction in medium threat environments. The vessel will support other core SOF tasks to include direct action; special reconnaissance; combating terrorism; foreign internal defence; unconventional warfare; preparation of the environment; combating narco-terrorism; personnel recovery; and visit, board, search, and seizure.

The Shephard News Team


The Shephard News Team

As part of our promise to deliver comprehensive coverage to Premium News and Defence Insight …

Read full bio

Share to