Indra has been awarded a contract by the Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) to install its Pegaso electronic defence system on two new submarines.
The system will enable the submarines to identify and evaluate radar signals in the mission environment, as well as detect the radar type and threat level associated with it.
Based on wideband digital reception technology, the latest-generation radar electronic support measurement (RESM) system is said to provide a high sensitivity and detection range with better reaction time and accuracy, even in intense electromagnetic scenarios.
In addition, the new technology will give the ROKN’s new vessels an essential operational benefit in threat identification.
Built as part of the third phase of the submarine acquisition programme initiated by the ROKN in the 1990s, the submarines are to be designed and developed in South Korea.
Indra’s Pegaso system has already been selected for deployment in submarines by Spain, Germany, Italy and Indonesia.
In August 2013, the ROKN launched its fourth 1,800t, 214-type submarine, Kim Jwa-jin. This features the air-independent propulsion system, which enables underwater missions to progress for two weeks before the need to emerge to the surface.