Kongsberg receives contract additions

July 12, 2011 at 10:12 AM

KONGSBERG, Norway, July 12 (UPI) -- Kongsberg has signed a contract for extensions to a command and weapons control systems for the Italian navy.

The contract for two new U212A systems was received from Fincantieri and will be used on submarines.

The contract provides for introduction of the tactical data link systems Link-11 and Link-16; digital chart systems; automatic radar tracking; and automatic identification systems.

Kongsberg will also be responsible for integration of new sensor systems and the newly developed Italian heavy-weight torpedo, NSP/Black Shark.

With the integration of these new capabilities, Kongsberg's Command and Weapons Control System for conventional submarines will be among the most advanced in the world today, the company said.

"Kongsberg has for more than 40 years developed and supplied command and weapons control systems to Norwegian, German and Italian submarines," said Nils-Oddvar Hagen, executive vice president of Kongsberg Defense Systems. "This contract will result in an important renewal of our product range and strengthen our position as supplier of integrated navigation, sonar and command and weapons control systems for submarines."

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