Hensoldt is equipping the German-Norwegian submarine project U212 CD with a fully digital sensor suite. The optronics division of HENSOLDT has now received a corresponding order worth over €50M from kta naval systems, a consortium of Kongsberg, ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems and Atlas Elektronik, Hensoldt writes in a press release. The order comprises six optronic systems, consisting of an OMS 150 optronic mast system, an OMS 300 and an i360°OS panoramic surveillance system for each of the six submarines of the Norwegian and German navies. With the twin optronic mast solution, the clients opted for the technological leap from the conventional, traditional direct view of a periscope system to a completely hull-penetrating digital system solution, Hensoldt stresses.
The combination of OMS 150 and OMS 300 is being commissioned for the first time for the U212 CD class. The OMS 150, in its multispectral version, will be used as a search and surveillance optronic mast. The OMS 300 stealth optronic mast takes over the so-called “attack” function. With the OMS 300, Hensoldt claims to have developed an optronic mast that is difficult to detect visually and via radar.