Critical Sensor Input for ORCCA
Kongsberg Maritime active sonar and bottom navigation solutions have been selected for the Type 212CD submarines for both German and Norwegian navies, the company announced on 7 December. The contract was awarded through a thorough comparative process conducted by Kongsberg Thyssen Atlas JV (kta naval systems) and tkMS (thyssenkrupp Marine Systems).
The Kongsberg technology package consists of SA9510S MKII Mine Avoidance and Navigation Sonars (MANS), plus a Bottom Navigation System (BNS) containing EM2040 MIL multibeam echo sounders and an EA640 echo sounder suite. These sensors provide valuable input to kta naval systems’ ORCCA navigation system, to enable safe, indigenous submerged operations.
ORCCA, the most modern combat system for non-nuclear submarines currently available, is the first of its kind in combining maximum adaptability with the highest level of IT security. It enables operators to conduct an integrated data analysis from a wide range of systems on board via one multifunctional console – and this results in rapid, well-informed decision-making processes.
“This contract is an important confirmation that Kongsberg’s knowledge, experience and past performance in underwater acoustics have made this Norwegian-made underwater technology a world-leading development for both the commercial and defence segments,” explained Thomas Hostvedt Dahle, Director of Sales for Naval Sonars at Kongsberg.