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Hensoldt Optronics for U212 CD Submarines

Innovative Technological Leap to Fully Digital Solution

Hensoldt is to equip the U212 CD submarines for the German and Norwegian navies with a fully digital sensor suite, the company confirmed on 13 January.

Hensoldt Optronics has received an order, valued at €50+ million ($57+ million) from kta naval systems (a consortium of Kongsberg, ThyssenKrupp Marine Systeme and Atlas Elektronik) for six optronic systems, each consisting of an OMS 150 optronic mast system, an OMS 300 and an i360°OS panoramic surveillance system. With the twin optronic mast solution, the clients opted for the technological leap from the conventional, traditional direct view of a periscope system to a completely hull-penetrating digital system solution.

Hensoldt Optronics Managing Director, Andreas Hülle, commented that “This combination provides the new submarines with sensor equipment that combines the highest detection capabilities even in poor visibility with a high degree of automation, thus significantly improving the boats’ ability to act and survive.”

The combination of OMS 150 and OMS 300 is being commissioned for the first time for the U212 CD class. The OMS 150, in its multispectral version, will be used as a search and surveillance optronic mast. The OMS 300 stealth optronic mast takes over the so-called ‘attack’ function. With the OMS 300, Hensoldt has created an optronic mast difficult to detect visually or via radar, which significantly increases crew safety. This multispectral optronic equipment provides the crew with the best visibility in all light and weather conditions, as well as a very wide range of operations.

Hensoldt Optronics is to provide a fully digital sensor solution for the six submarines destined for the German and Norwegian navies. (Photo: tkms)

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01/13/2022

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