Next-Generation Electronic Warfare Systems for Type 212CD Submarines

Indra's next-generation electronic defense and navigation radar systems will enhance the operational capability of the Type 212CD submarines of the Norwegian and German Navies By DA Reporter / 01 Jul 2022
Next-Generation Electronic Warfare Systems for Type 212CD Submarines

Indra has been awarded contracts by Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace to equip the combat systems of future Type 212CD (Common Design) submarines with intelligent electronic defense systems.

Under the contract, valued at over €70 million, Indra will incorporate state-of-the-art technologies and low interception probability navigation radars to ensure maximum capabilities to fulfill every mission and speed up decision-making. 

The company will equip four submarines of the Norwegian Navy and two of the German Navy with an electronic warfare intelligent system based in the wideband interception and analysis of the signals, the use of interferometry to determine the position of potential threats and the digital reception technology for the generation of radar and communications intelligence. 

Artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques incorporate the capacity to adapt to future threats. The system also has a combined antenna integrated into the mast to optimize the use of the platform. 

The X band radar represents Indra’s investment to equip these submarines with dual continuous wave radars involving high-precision detection pulse and low probability of interception. It is a solid-sate digitized system with a high-frequency agility and bandwidth, able to detect targets with low radar cross-section in the worst electromagnetic clutter conditions, resisting jamming attempts by adversaries.

“With these contracts, Indra strengthens its position as one of the leading European cutting-edge technology engineering companies for the platforms that will mark the future of defense, contributing to European autonomy and sovereignty,” said Indra CEO, Ignacio Mataix. “At Indra we are working in the digitalization of the most advanced armed forces of the world, preparing them to face the new challenges emerging in the coming decades.” 

The Indra suite of systems will be integrated with Kongsberg’s ORCCA combat system, playing a key role to provide situational awareness above that of adversaries. 

Indra takes on this project with the experience of having equipped this same submarine model, the Type 212A, with its systems in the earlier version of the one now in operation in the German, Italian and Portuguese Navies. 

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