iXblue Provides Critical Navigation Capabilities for U212CD Submarines

The six U212CD, intended for the Norwegian and German Navies, will rely on iXblue Marins M8 inertial navigation systems, interfaced with KTA Naval Systems' ‘ORCCA’ combat management system By DA Staff / 10 Jun 2022
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Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace has selected iXblue to provide enhanced navigation capabilities to the newly built U212CD submarines intended for the Norwegian and German Navies. 

Built by ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS), the new U212CD will be equipped with iXblue Marins M8 Inertial Navigation Systems (INS).

The six U212CD, that will require highly performing systems for increased submerged navigation capability, will rely on iXblue Marins M8 INS, interfaced with KTA Naval Systems’ ‘ORCCA’ Combat Management System.

The Marins Series are the highest-grade INS produced by iXblue. Along with the accuracy, the technology also combines decisive advantages such as an absolute discretion and unmatched reliability over time.

The concrete benefits of the Marins Series have been recognized over many years and have led many leading Naval Forces to opt for iXblue Marins INS for their submarine programs, for newly built vessels and retrofits. This includes, among others, the full fleet of UK Royal Navy submarines and the Swedish Navy A19 and A26.

“The U212CD is a major program for the European naval industry, and we are very proud to be on board and supply this new generation of submarines. With the Marins Series, TKMS and Kongsberg have not only chosen highly performant navigation systems, but they will also benefit from well proven and ‘off-the shelf’ systems that will participate to further reducing the risks and costs of the overall program,” says Enzo Aldrovandi, Regional sales manager for iXblue. “We would like to thank them for their renewed trust on this impressive program and look forward to our ongoing collaboration with them.”

iXblue’s Marins INS have already been selected for several of German and Norwegian naval programs, such as the F122 (Bremen-class), the F123 frigates (Brandenburg-class), and Jan Mayen OPVs. More globally, recent successes in naval navigation include the newest French FDI, Spanish F110 multi-mission frigates, United States Navy Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ships, Finland’s four multi-role corvettes (Squadron 2020 project) or the Polish Navy’s Kormoran II class MCMVs.

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