Atlas Elektronik and Thales Deutschland have been commissioned to jointly deliver the combat system for the German Navy’s new K130 corvettes.
The two companies will be responsible for providing the navy with combat systems for installation on-board the latest five K130 corvettes under the agreement, in addition to establishing a new Test and Training Centre (EZ / BUZ) in Wilhelmshaven, Germany.
The deliveries will be carried out by the FüWES K130 consortium, which has been formed by Atlas Elektronik and Thales Deutschland in support of the procurement initiative.
Completion of the deal is currently planned for 2025.
In a joint statement, Atlas Elektronik chief executive officer Michael Ozegowski and Thales Deutschland chief executive officer Dr Christoph Hoppe said: “This contract is a continuation of the long-standing and successful cooperation between our companies on the German market.
“We are proud of this expression of trust: in close cooperation with the ARGE K130 and the German Navy, Atlas Elektronik and Thales Deutschland, as two internationally leading system suppliers, will prepare these ships for the challenges of the years to come.”
The Atlas Elektronik-led consortium is set to supply combat system hardware for the latest set of five vessels as part of the development.
It will also adapt and update the existing combat management system software on-board the first five vessels of the German Navy’s K130 fleet, which were previously supplied under a deal that was originally signed in 2003.
Atlas Elektronik will continue to be responsible for the corvettes’ operational software, while Thales will be responsible for providing an information technology (IT) secure combat system infrastructure.