New Anti-Submarine Warfare Technology for German F126 Frigates

ATLAS ELEKTRONIK will provide its latest active and passive sonar technology for use in the mission modules to enable the frigates to conduct long-range ASW operations and to build up an extensive subsurface picture By DA Reporter / 04 Nov 2022
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ATLAS ELEKTRONIK GmbH has signed a new contract for the development and delivery of Anti-Submarine Warfare Mission Modules for the German Navy’s frigate 126 (F126 MM ASW). 

The scope of the supply contract includes the delivery of two shipboard ASW mission modules as well as the provision of a corresponding shore facility for the initial and support training of the German Navy. 

Under the contract, awarded by Thales Netherlands, ATLAS ELEKTRONIK will provide its latest active and passive sonar technology for use in the mission modules to enable the frigates to conduct long-range ASW operations and to build up an extensive subsurface picture. 

3D visualization of an ATLAS ELEKTRONIK F126 MM ASW system
3D visualization of an ATLAS ELEKTRONIK F126 MM ASW system

The modular system approach chosen for the F126 class allows for mission-specific equipment of the frigates and at the same time non-ship-specific deployment of the ASW modules.

“With the F126 MM ASW, we are launching a new, very powerful ASW system to meet both the current and the future challenges of our customers,” said Michael Ozegowski, CEO of ATLAS ELEKTRONIK GmbH. 

The contract already formally entered into force on 1 September 2022. The frigate F126 (originally known as the MKS 180 multi-role combat ship) is being built in cooperation between the Dutch Damen Shipyards Group, the Thales Group and Blohm+Voss with the involvement of German Naval Yards.

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