Kongsberg has signed a contract with the Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri for extensions to the command and weapons control systems (MSI-90U mk2) for Italian submarines.

The extensions include introduction of the tactical data link systems Link-11 and Link-16, digital chart systems (ECDIS, WECDIS), automatic radar tracking (ARPA) and automatic identification system (AIS).

The company will also be responsible for the integration of the new sensor systems and the newly developed Italian heavy-weight torpedo, NSP / Black Shark.

The company is already under contract for delivery of the systems to the two new U212A 2nd batch submarines, which are currently under construction.

The control systems are also installed onto Norwegian and German submarines.