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Thursday, January 18, 2018

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ATLAS North America Founded

Norfolk/Bremen – The Atlas Elektronik Group, a worldwide acting company for maritime defense electronics, has founded a subsidiary in North America. Atlas North America (Atlas NA) has been set up to establish a strong and reliable partnership with the US Navy and US authorities. As potential main contractor Atlas NA will provide Atlas products and solutions for current or future US users. This is an important step within the globalization strategy of the company, which is based with its headquarters in Germany.

Atlas Elektronik Equips Korean Submarines

Atlas Elektronik has been awarded the largest single order in its company history. Bremen’s specialist for naval electronics will equip six submarines for Korea with combat systems of the type ISUS 90-61. The corresponding contract was signed with Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft GmbH (HDW), which belongs to ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems AG. HDW will deliver six material packages to Korea for the construction of Class 214 submarines. The six ISUS systems from Atlas Elektronik form an important part of this order. In addition, the contract provides for extensive teamwork with the Korean industry. Atlas Elektronik is therefore also represented in the second batch of the Korean submarine programme. The first batch involved three boats and was contracted in 2000 (www.atlas-elektronik.com)

Atlas Elektronik Sets Up Subsidiary in Finland

Atlas Elektronik has established a new subsidiary in Finland. With this local branch, Germany’s systems supplier for naval electronics will be able to start an intensive support to the Finnish Navy and also work more closely with Finnish partners. Atlas Elektronik Finland Oy is based in Helsinki. Its managing director is Sami Sohlberg, a former officer of the Finnish Navy. After successfully handling a number of projects in recent years, Atlas supplies the main contractor Intermarine with modern mine countermeasures systems of the type IMCMS for the Finnish Navy. The mission and intention of Atlas Elektronik Finland is now to assist the Finnish Navy in the upkeep and support of the in-service products and to build up a close long-term partnership.

Alexander Kocherscheidt to Become Managing Director at Atlas Elektronik

Photo: Atlas Elektronik

On 1 March 2013, Alexander Kocherscheidt (39) will commence his duties as Managing Director of Atlas Elektronik. As Chief Financial Officer, he will be responsible for the Finance Division as well as for the Human Resources, Legal and Compliance Divisions. With a degree in business law, he currently holds the position of CFO at Regional Centre British Islands of ThyssenKrupp Elevator, which has its headquarters in London. Alexander Kocherscheidt succeeds Dieter Rottsieper, who has joined the Management Board of ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems GmbH (TKMS). www.atlas-elektronik.com  

Savisaari New MD of ATLAS ELEKTRONIK Finland

Jaakko Savisaari (56) was appointed new Managing Director of ATLAS ELEKTRONIK Finland Oy, a subsidiary of ATLAS ELEKTRONIK, a leading supplier of naval electronics. In previous positions, Savisaari has been an officer in the Finnish Navy, most recently as a military attaché in the USA. He succeeds Sami Sohlberg, who has joined CASSIDIAN in Finland.  

Atlas Elektronik New Subsidiary in Korea

The Atlas Elektronik Group continues on its course of expansion: The Germany based company sets up the subsidiary Atlas Naval Engineering Company (ANEC) in Yangsan City, Republic of Korea. ANEC will be a design and development partner for the Korean Agency for Defence Development (ADD) and the Ministry of Defence. By establishing its subsidiary ATLAS intends to intensify its relationship with the Korean Navy and will also enhance its presence on the Korean market and towards its customers. ANEC’s main tasks are the technical services, program management, marketing and sales, engineering support and In-Service-Support of existing Atlas systems in Korea.

Atlas World is Inaugurated

In the newly opened Atlas World, Atlas Managing Director Kai Horten presents the wide-ranging products and capabilities of Atlas Elektonik to the Director of Naval Armaments and Logistics, Captain Werner Lüders, Rear Admiral Karl-Wilhelm Ohlms and Bremen’s Senator for Economic Affairs and Ports, Ralf Nagel (left to right).

Atlas Elektronik last month opened its new presentation, simulation and integration center dubbed “Atlas World.” The Managing Directors of Atlas, Dieter Rottsieper and Kai Horten, officially opened the new facility together with Ralf Nagel, Bremen’s Senator for Economic Affairs and Ports, and Captain Werner Lüders, Director of Naval Armaments and Logistics for the German Navy. The new center is designed to showcase and demonstrate the company’s products and systems from the world of naval technology.

ATLAS ELEKTRONIK Enhances SeaFox Systems

ATLAS ELEKTRONIK enhance capabilities of its SeaFox Systems with EOD tool COBRA. Bremen/London, 13 September 2011 - ATLAS ELEKTRONIK has recently teamed with ECS Special Projects Ltd. to exclusively provide the EOD tool COBRA for the ATLAS SeaFox Sys-tem. The COBRA (Clip-On BX-90 Re-loadable Assembly) can be fitted to the re-usable SeaFox vehicle offering Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) capability from surface to 300m. Combined with the Rigid-hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB) based…

Paltzo Named MD at Atlas Elektronik

Volker Paltzo

Volker Paltzo has been appointed to the Management Board of Atlas Elektronik. Effective October 1, Paltzo will succeed Kai Horten, who leaves after five years as Managing Director of ATLAS to become CEO and President of the aircraft manufacturing supplier Premium Aerotec GmbH. Dieter Rottsieper will remain Speaker of the Management Board. At present, Paltzo (46) is the COO of Eurofighter GmbH. Once he joins Atlas Elektronik, he will be responsible for Submarine Systems, Naval Weapons, Vessel Systems, Business Development and Marketing, as well as Services and Communications.

AEUK Completes Sonar FAT for German Navy

Atlas Elektronik U.K. Ltd. (AEUK) confirmed that that their Cerberus Mod2 Diver Detection Sonar has now successfully completed its Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) at their premises in the U.K. against a particularly comprehensive and demanding set of requirements set by the German Government. Of particular significance was the accreditation of a completely new design and build of a bespoke Power Supply and Processing Unit (PSPU) to the Mil-Std EMC and Environmental qualification standards set by the customer as well as the stringent German Information Security (BSI) testing which further complements the integrity of the AEUK design.

Airbus May Sell Stake in Submarine Supplier

Image: Atlas Elektronik

Airbus is considering a sale of its 49 percent stake in submarine supplier Atlas Elektronik as part of a reshuffle of its military business, German newspaper Die Welt reported on its website on Friday, citing industry sources. Aerospace and defence group Airbus - then called EADS - and German industrial group ThyssenKrupp jointly bought Atlas Elektronik from BAE Systems in 2005, beating out France's Thales. Die Welt said Airbus was to make a decision on a sale of its stake in the coming months. ThyssenKrupp likely has a right of first refusal, it said.

AEUK Sponsors Submarine Race Team

Atlas Elektronik UK (AEUK) announced that it has been welcomed on board as one of the sponsors of the Bath University Team (BURST) for this year’s European International Submarine Race (eISR) to be held July 7-11, 2014 in Gosport. AEUK said it decided to sponsor the team due to the technical expertise and promise that they have shown, and the sponsorship has enabled the team to purchase valuable tools and materials required in the run up to the races themselves. Graduates and Senior Management from AEUK have already made visits to the University to meet the team and learn a little more about the project and what they are working on. A company spokesman for AEUK said, "AEUK chose to sponsor the BURST team due to their passion and enthusiasm when we visited them at the University.

Atlas Elektronik: New Torpedo Range Record

The SeaHake mod4 ER: modernized DM 2 A4 with range of more than 140 km.

Atlas Elektronik increased the reach of its torpedoes substantially, setting a new range record. At a test-firing in March 2012, the heavyweight torpedo SeaHake mod4 ER (Extended Range) achieved a range of over 140 km. SeaHake mod 4 is the latest advancement of the DM 2 A4 heavyweight torpedo, which is in service with the German Navy as well as the navies of Turkey, Pakistan and Spain. By fully exploiting the system’s unique propulsion and battery technology, it became possible…

Kongsberg, TKMS, Atlas Elektronik JV for Submarine

From left: Eirik Lie, President Kongsberg Defence Systems, Dr. Peter Feldhaus, CEO of thyssenkrupp Marine Systems and Dr. Rolf Wirtz, CEO of Atlas Elektronik. Photo: Kongsberg Gruppen

Kongsberg, ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems GmbH(TKMS) and Atlas Elektronik enter into a comprehensive teaming agreement for submarines. The companies join resources and establish a joint venture company in Norway that will be the international strategic and exclusive supplier of combat systems for thyssenkrupp Marine Systems’ submarines. On February 3rd 2017, the Norwegian Government announced that Germany was chosen as strategic partner for new submarines, and that Norway enters into negotiation with prime contractor thyssenkrupp Marine Systems.

Tech Upgrade for German Minehunting Vessels

Mine disposal vehicle SeaFox launched from the minehunting vessel Homburg of the German Navy (Source: NATO/Cedric Artigues)

ATLAS ELEKTRONIK said it has received an order from the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) for the modernization of three minehunting vessels of the Frankenthal class (Type 332) in service with the German Navy. The objective of this project, which bears the designation MJ 332 CL, is to equip the three boats with the Integrated Mine Counter Measure System (IMCMS) and the mine disposal vehicle SeaFox of ATLAS ELEKTRONIK.

Kuwait Coast Guard Orders Atlas VTS

Bremen-based STN Atlas Elektronik has been awarded a major contract to supply the Kuwaiti National Coast Guard with a new purpose-designed radar-based coastal surveillance system due to begin service in 2005. The system will comprise a series of nine Atlas 9760 VTS high-resolution radar stations providing loss-free digitized raw video for operator detection of all sizes of targets, particularly very small ones. Additionally, some stations will also include radio direction finders and meteorological sensors as well as specially-designed AIS facilities to meet specific Coast Guard requirements. All the stations will be connected via high-availability microwave links to two VTS sub-centers.

ATLAS Wins Naval Service Contracts

The Services Department of Atlas Elektronik has reported that, in future, the company will provide support to 16 mine warfare systems of the type IMCMS (Integrated Mine Countermeasure System) for the Belgian Navy and the Royal Netherlands Navy. The corresponding agreement with ATLAS has been signed by Belgium’s Minister of Defense. With a term of fifteen years, the contract covers the entire life-cycle of the Belgian and Netherlands mine countermeasure vessels. These comprise ten units of the Netherlands ALKMAAR class and six of the Belgian FLOWER class. ATLAS is the system leader and responsible for integration of the IMCMS on the vessels.

Atlas Elektronik Demos New MCM Tech

ATLAS ELEKTRONIK has set a milestone in mine countermeasures (MCM) technology. With the C-IMCMS, the company has presented another first: an MCM system that operates exclusively with unmanned units. For the first time, the complete functional chain of unmanned mine countermeasures – both for minehunting and for influence sweeping – was demonstrated by means of remote-controlled or autonomous systems. The missions of all vehicles used were planned, monitored and evaluated from a container-based command and weapon control system. The C-IMCMS (Containerized Integrated Mine Countermeasures System) consists of a portable combat management system and CLASSIPHI analysis software for post mission analysis of side-scan sonar data…

New Thai Navy Frigate to Include Atlas Elektronik Sonar

Atlas Elektronik GmbH has been commissioned by the Korean yard Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) with the supply and integration of a bow sonar (ASO) as well as a low-frequency active towed array sonar (ACTAS) for a new frigate of the Royal Thai Navy. Delivery of the systems is planned to take place early in 2016. Together, the two systems offer active and passive sonars for the detection, tracking and classification of underwater vehicles, such as submarines, torpedoes and unmanned underwater vehicles (UUV).

Atlas Elektronik , Thales to Modernize F124 Frigate

Atlas Elektronik and Thales Deutschland have been jointly commissioned to modernize the combat system of the German Class F124 frigates. The CEOs of both enterprises recently signed the contract at the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) in Koblenz. With completion scheduled for 2017, the “HW Regeneration CDS F124” consortium formed by the two companies will refurbish the hardware of the Combat Direction System (CDS) and also adapt and update the software. The regeneration process is driven by the sweeping implementation of commercial hardware and software because technological development in this field is progressing at a rapid pace.

Finnish Minelayer Undergoes Midlife Refit

Finnish Navy’s minelayer Pansio (Photo: AEFI)

Minelayer vessel Pansio has been fully refitted and handed over to the Finnish Navy, following a midlife upgrade carried out by ATLAS ELEKTRONIK Finland Oy (AEFI ) together with Uki Workboat Oy (Uudenkaupungin Työvene Oy) as a subcontractor. Pansio is the first of three Pansio-class minelayers, including Porkkala and Pyhäranta, to undergo refit which aims to extend the use of the ships well into the 2030s. The machinery, satellite communications and light weapons systems required for the minelayers were purchased from abroad since there is no Finnish manufacturer.

Atlas Elektronik Delivers Coastal Surveillance System

Atlas Elektronik completed the delivery of the coastal surveillance sys-tem, which has been ordered by the Bulgarian Ministry of Finance regarding the completion of the Bulgarian obligations towards the Schengen agreement of the European Union. The Sys-tem, operated by the Border Police (Ministry of Interior), covers the entire Bulgarian coastline of more than 350 km. The contract includes the delivery of the complete coastal surveillance system, whereby already existing radar sites were integrated.

Hagenuk Comms Systems for 3rd Combat Support Ship

Hagenuk Marinekommunikation GmbH (HMK), a subsidiary of Atlas Elektronik, is also equipping the 3rd combat support ship (EGV) of the German Navy with its communication system. A contract to this effect was signed recently with the consortium for the Class 702, 2nd batch. HMK will be responsible for the complete integration, installation and setting-to-work of the integrated communication system for the Class 702 replenishment ships; this includes the entire radio equipment for external radio communications as well as the internal communication system. The communication system features the latest technologies, such as HF broadband antenna systems, adaptive radio techniques, on-board network (LAN) and wireless internal communication.

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