Thales Selected by Royal Norwegian Navy for the Delivery of a Mine Counter Measure Software Package

  • (Source: Thales)
  • 12:00 AM, October 31, 2008
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After signing a contract for the replacement of the hull-mounted sonar of the Oksoy and Alta-class Mine Counter Measure vessels on 30th March 2007, Thales is now selected by the Royal Norwegian Navy for the delivery of the MCM C2 Software package.>> Thales, as Kongsberg Defence and Aerospace's partner for this contract, will deliver a solution allowing the Norwegian Navy to efficiently plan and execute mine countermeasure missions.>> "I am glad that the Norwegian Navy be provided with the most advanced capability to perform mine-countermeasure operations" says Guy Baruchel, director Underwater Systems within Thales's Naval division. "This contract is the result of a 20-year cooperation between Thales, Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace and the Norwegian Authorities".>> The TSM2061 Mk III Command & Control software package is derived from the successful TSM 2061 Mk III family. It implements the most advanced algorithms necessary to counter modern mine threats efficiently. The TSM2061 Mk III family is already sea proven and in service on the French Navy's modernised CMTs (Chasseur de Mine Tripartites) and will soon be delivered in Asia as part of an upgrade programme of Mine Countermeasure Vessels.>> This new contract will significantly enlarge the TSM2061 Mk III community of users and further consolidates the position of Thales's underwater systems as a world leader in the MCM systems domain.>> -ends->