BREMEN, Germany: Another triumph for Atlas Elektronik: Bremen’s specialist for maritime high technology has signed a contract to equip the new F125 frigates of the German Navy with command and tactical systems. The customer is the ARGE F125 consortium, consisting of the shipyards ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems and Fr. Lürssen Werft.
By taking on a wide-ranging and substantial work share in the F125 project, coupled with great responsibility towards the final customer, Atlas Elektronik is once again demonstrating its leading position as an independent systems supplier for naval electronics. ATLAS will equip the German F125 frigate with the combat management system (ANCS) and the tactical data link system (ADLiS). In addition, Atlas Elektronik will direct the modelling of the combat system and will be responsible for the integration of all its sensors and effectors.
The Managing Directors of Atlas Elektronik, Dieter Rottsieper and Kai Horten, said: “This is a major success for ATLAS. Atlas Elektronik will play a key role in making the F125 one of the most powerful ships of its kind worldwide. The expanded share in the project is a sign of the continuing trust placed in ATLAS by the customer, and underlines our position as a leading systems supplier for naval electronics.”
The ATLAS Naval Combat System (ANCS) is a combat management system of the latest generation. Its modular architecture and open interfaces permit customer specific solutions for a wide variety of naval vessels. On board the F125 frigate, ANCS also provides innovative functionalities for the detection and engagement of terrorist threats.
Moreover, it integrates an onshore tactical picture and artillery weapons control system to a degree that has been usual only for army forces until now. In this way, the F125 frigate will not only have the “classic” maritime capabilities of comparable ships but also be able to engage land-based targets in coordination with army units.
The high degree of automation and the user-centred operating concept of ANCS make it possible to fulfil complex tasks with a low personnel requirement. Its distributed architecture is the primary basis for the necessary redundancies and degradation capabilities, in order to achieve the high level of combat survivability requested for the F125 frigate. In conjunction with the commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) technologies that are used, ANCS is the combat system of choice for naval vessels intended for intensive action in long-endurance missions.
Participation of the F125 frigate in network centric warfare is ensured by the ATLAS Tactical Data Link System (ADLiS). ADLiS supports the transmission, reception and forwarding of tactical information over diverse data links (11/16/22), making it a decisive element of the command and control capability and enabling effective teamwork with other forces.