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Italian comm systems for British tankers

Sept. 27, 2012 at 4:17 PM
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GENOA, Italy, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Tankers being constructed by a South Korean shipbuilder will be equipped with communications systems from Selex Elsag.

Selex Elsag, with corporate headquarters in Italy, said the contract for four ship communications systems was issued by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering but didn't disclose the monetary value of the order.

The ships being built will be operated by the Royal Fleet Auxiliary and are part of Britain's Military Afloat Reach and Sustainability tanker program. Their communications system will be comprised of proven military and commercial systems, including Selex Elsag's Communications Management System for central configuration and control of communications assets.

IP communications will be the backbone of system, developed from the company's Sentinel system, while the identification-friend-or-foe solution will be based on the one Selex Elsag is supplying for the British navy's Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers.

Other key elements for the tankers' communications system the company is providing include HF, VHF and UHF radio systems.

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