Terma Selected for Mid-Life Upgrade of Danish Navy’s OPVs
The Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization (DALO) has chosen Terma’s solutions for its Mid-Life Upgrade of the Danish Navy’s Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs). During the next four years, the THETIS-class OPVs will be updated with the SCANTER 4100 radar and the C-Flex command & Control System.
Terma will deliver four SCANTER 4100 radar systems, with an option for an additional four systems. The additional systems are aimed at training at the Danish Navy’s schools, as well as extra systems for the KNUD RASMUSSEN-class OPVs, which the Danish government in 2012 decided to expand with an additional ship. Furthermore, Terma is to support the deliveries with spare parts and technical preparedness.
Thomas Blom, Vice President, Naval, is very pleased with contract: “We are proud that the Royal Danish Navy once again has selected Terma as their supplier of solutions for the Danish vessels. This is an invaluable sign of trust, and a stamp of quality for our products”.
The first radar must be operational in mid-2014, and the remaining radars towards the end of 2014. Among others, Terma has already supplied the SCANTER 4100 radar to Royal Navy’s HMS Clyde and the Brazilian Navy’s Amazonas-class.
The C-Flex Command & Control system will replace the ship’s existing C3 solution. C-Flex will support the full mission cycle in maritime domain security and surveillance by integrating the shipboard sensor and weapon systems to generate a real-time confident situational awareness display that can be shared in full over datalink.
Today, the Terma C-Flex is the preferred solution across the Royal Danish Navy’s platforms and supplied in customized versions to a number of navies throughout the world, including the Romanian Navy, the Royal Thai Navy, and other ASEAN countries.
The Danish Navy’s four THETIS-class OPVs have been operating successfully in the Northern Atlantic seas surrounding Greenland and The Faroe Islands for 20 years. With the Mid-Life Upgrades, the ships will continue to patrol the Arctic waters for years to come.
Press Release, September 12, 2013; Image: Terma