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Kongsberg to Upgrade Norwegian Submarine Combat Systems

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HNoMS Utsira(click to view full) Submarine combat systems, which integrate information from the boats sensors and control weapons firing, is a specialized field, with a limited number of competitors around the world. Outside of Russia, Lockheed Martin and Thales are well known. Norway’s Kongsberg is also a player, known to equip TKMS’ U212A submarines in Italy and Germany, and Norway’s U210/Ula Class. The latter is a small (1,150t submerged) boat, designed especially for coastal operations. Norway’s unique fleet of 6 boats were commissioned between 1989 – 1992, and have undergone a number of upgrades to keep them current. The most recent effort is a NOK 200 million (about $33 million) modernization of the combat system… Under this latest modernization, announced in January 2012, the Ula Class will receive an upgrade from Kongsberg’s MSI-90U to the Mk2 version. Kongsberg sees it as a continuation of on-going contracts for the class’ new Passive Sonar System and integrated Submarine Navigation System. They also see the upgrade as a reference contract, and the term’s exact meaning to the firm was explained when their MSI-91 was picked for Italy’s U212A. EVP Nils-Oddvar Hagen explained: “KONGSBERG has more than 35 years’ experience of delivering command and […]

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