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Hexagon’s Geospatial division has announced that Navantia has selected Luciad, Hexagon’s platform for building advanced location intelligence and real-time situational awareness applications, to equip the combat system of five future F-110 frigates for the Spanish Navy. The agreement will also cover corresponding tests, validations and simulation environments.

Starting in 2016, Hexagon’s Luciad was subjected to the strictest technical benchmarks by Navantia and the Spanish Navy, along with other comparable geospatial technologies on the market. Luciad surpassed the competition to secure the partnership. Since then, Navantia has developed initial versions of the combat system, which integrates sensors, nautical cartography, AIS tracks and more.

As part of the new partnership, Navantia will join a growing list of systems integrators and defence ministries, including NATO, that have chosen Luciad as the engine for:

  • command and control
  • air defence
  • border surveillance
  • combat systems
  • intelligence

Jack Richardson