ATLAS ELEKTRONIK GmbH has been commissioned by Thales Netherlands to equip the frigate 126 with anti-submarine warfare mission modules (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. The mission modules enablethe F126-class frigates to conduct long-range ASW operations and to build up an extensive subsurface picture. 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.
Michael Ozegowski, CEO of ATLAS ELEKTRONIK GmbH: “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.”
To provide the German Navy with the best possible support in fulfilling its missions, the latest active and passive sonar technology from ATLAS ELEKTRONIK will be used for the mission modules. 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.
The ATLAS ELEKTRONIK Group stands for maritime and naval solutions above and below the ocean surface. The company holds a leading position in all fields of maritime high technology, from command & control systems including radio & communication systems for submarines, surface combatants and mine warfare systems and ranging to heavyweight torpedoes, coastal surveillance systems and in-service support. ATLAS ELEKTRONIK has established a worldwide customer portfolio. The electronics specialist is an operational unit within thyssenkrupp Marine Systems. The company has a workforce of around 2.500 highly skilled employees.
thyssenkrupp Marine Systems is one of the world’s leading naval companies with approx. 6,500 employees and is active as a systems supplier for submarines and naval surface vessels as well as for maritime electronics and security technologies. Around 3,600 people work at the Kiel site, making it the largest shipyard location in Germany. More than 180 years of history and the constant striving for improvement allow the company to set new standards time and time again. thyssenkrupp Marine Systems offers its customers worldwide tailored solutions to meet the highly complex challenges of a changing world. The driving forces behind this innovative energy are the company’s employees, who shape the future of thyssenkrupp Marine Systems with passion and commitment every day.