The Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency has assigned Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace to contribute to the life extension of the Royal Norwegian Navy’s Skjold-class corvettes by upgrading the combat system.
Under the contract, worth 267 MNoK, the company will equip the Skjold-class corvettes with a similar combat system to that which is in operation in the Navy’s Nansen-class anti-submarine warfare frigates.
“When the Skjold-class corvettes are to be upgraded with life extension technology, it is crucial to change the combat system on board to ensure combat capability during their lifetime,” said division director Kjetil Reiten Myhra at Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace. “The upgrade mainly consists of a new combat management system, which is coordinated with the Nansen class frigates. We will also do an updating of tactical data links and other functions in the combat system.”
“Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace are proud that we once more are given the trust to continue the work with the life extension of the Skjold Class,” added Eirik Lie, president of Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace. “We are looking forward to integrating the best solutions of technology to provide combat readiness for the Royal Norwegian Navy.”