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Kongsberg Maritime’s active sonar suite and bottom navigation technology has been selected in the scope of the Type 212CD class submarine programme for both the Norwegian and German navies, the company writes in a press release. According to Kongsberg, the contract was awarded following comparative evaluation of competitive bids by Kongsberg Thyssen Atlas JV (kta naval systems) and Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems.
The package consists of SA9510S MKII Mine Avoidance and Navigation Sonars (MANS) plus a Bottom Navigation System containing EM2040 MIL multibeam echo sounders and an EA640 echo sounder suite. These sensors provide input to kta naval systems’ ORCCA navigation system.