Spanish electronics firm Indra has secured an order to deliver five satellite communications (satcom) terminals for the German Navy’s Braunschweig-class (K-130) corvettes.
Under this contract, the company will provide its satellite communications solution TNX-100 terminal for the navy.
Indra, along with Atlas Elektronik, received this contract in a request for proposals involving several different European manufacturers of satcom terminals.
As part of the three-year project, the company will also be responsible for manufacturing, integration and testing, electronic documentation, and training for crews.
With two stabilised 1.5m-diameter dishes, TNX-100 terminal will be capable of simultaneously transmitting and receiving up to 4Mbps.
According to Indra, this satcom solution has already been applied in several of Spain’s vessels, such as the Juan Carlos I strategic projection ship and the F-100 frigates.
The new contract is the latest in a series of projects that started in 2003 to implement electronic defence systems in German Navy corvettes.
Indra has already equipped the K-130s with an advanced system that is capable of detecting radar signals and identifying those that pose a threat for the platform.
The company previously secured orders to equip the F-122 frigates and the six Elbe-class replenishment ships with these types of systems, as well as orders to provide satcom terminals for Germany’s U212-class submarines.