Kongsberg Defence Systems (KONGSBERG) has entered into agreement with the Norwegian Defence Material Agency (NDMA) to update the Combat Management System and the Active Sonar System of the Fridtjof Nansen class frigates. The contract value is 313 MNOK and will be delivered over four years.
KONGSBERG has supplied the anti-surface and anti-submarine warfare systems based on KONGSBERG`s Combat Management System architecture and integrated with the Aegis Combat System. KONGSBERG has conducted update and maintenance activities regularly since the class was introduced. This contract extends the lifetime of the systems.
“KONGSBERG is pleased to be part of the upgrade program extending the lifetime of the systems on board the Fridtjof Nansen class. KONGSBERG is a leading Combat System supplier for ships and submarines delivered to eleven nations around the world, and this contract confirms our strong position”, says Eirik Lie, Acting President, Kongsberg Defence Systems.
Meanwhile, the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization (DALO), acting on behalf of three naval training centres in Denmark, has chosen Kongsberg Maritime to supply sophisticated new bridge simulation facilities.
The contract, which was signed in Ballerup, Denmark on 14th December 2011, was awarded to Kongsberg Maritime as part of a public tender issued to support the Royal Danish Navy’s training capabilities through advanced simulation technology.
The contract includes a main delivery to the Danish Home Guard School of four (with the option of additional four) DNV Class B Part Task Bridge Simulators with instructor & debrief stations and integration with real vessel equipment for enhanced physical realism. It also includes delivery of Royal Danish Navy vessel models and exercise areas relevant to specific training needs, mostly covering Danish and surrounding waters.
Two other Royal Danish Navy facilities have options for new simulator equipment as part of the contract award. The Royal Danish Naval Academy has already ordered a DNV Class A Full Mission Bridge Simulator, Part Task Bridge Simulators and a desktop classroom configuration. Additionally, the contract also includes an optional bridge simulator system for the Royal Danish Naval Warfare School.
KONGSBERG is an international, knowledge-based group delivering high technology systems and solutions to clients within the oil and gas industry, merchant marine, defence and aerospace.
KONGSBERG has 7 300 employees located in more than 25 countries and total revenues of NOK 17.0 billion in 2015.