Global technology company Indra has been awarded a contract to equip its Pegaso electronic defence system aboard the South Korean Navy’s first KSS III Batch II submarine.

The contract has been signed with Korean Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) shipyard.

The defence system offers a probability of signals interception in working band close to 100% and monitors the electromagnetic (EM) signals emitted in its environment to collect signal intelligence.

It integrates both sensors into a single antenna to enhance efficiency, optimise space, and reduce the submarine’s radar section. The features in the system make detection more difficult for the enemy.

Indra’s system also incorporates True Wideband Digital Reception. This feature promptly covers a broad spectrum of the radar and communications bands.

The advanced Pegaso system will strengthen the Korean Navy’s situational awareness, surveillance, reconnaissance, and deterrence capabilities on missions.

It will effectively contribute to the Electronic Order of Battle (EOB) in the real-time operations, besides collecting high-value intelligence for the entire fleet.

Furthermore, Pegaso’s capabilities include automatic and instantaneous detection classification, identification, and the recording of pulsed or continuous wave signals.

Indra will work on Pegaso system integration into the Hanwha Systems-developed combat system (CMS).

The technology company secured the latest contract after equipping three KSS III Batch I submarines.

KSS III is a 90m-long advanced submarine that has a displacement capacity of over 4,000t submerged.

In September this year, DSME signed a contract with South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) to build the second ship of the KSS-III Batch-II project.