STN Atlas Wins Contract for German Corvettes

Friday, June 06, 2003
STN ATLAS Marine Electronics has been awarded a major contract for design, supply and installation of all electrical equipment aboard the five new K130 class corvettes presently being constructed for the German Navy by the ARGE K130 shipyard consortium comprising Blohm + Voss, Lürssen, and Nordseewerke. Under the contract, the Hamburg-based company will be responsible for all switchgear, main and sub-systems as well as the planning, supply and installation of cabling. Other facilities to be provided include converters, lighting equipment, command and warning systems and power backup in addition to a number of special systems such as those for degaussing for magnetic self-protection. The contract also calls for comprehensive tests and trials for an operational workplan covering all items of equipment and measures to provide logistical support for their continuing availability. The first of the 292-ft. (89-m) vessels, whose advanced features include significant reductions in radar and infrared signatures, is due for commissioning in 2007.
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