New Moroccan frigate sails through Sea Acceptance Trials
Recently, the third and last of the Royal Moroccan Navy’s new Sigma class frigates was subjected to its Sea Acceptance Trials (SAT). All Thales systems on board of the ship as well as the functional chains for Anti Air Warfare, Anti Surface Warfare and Electronic Warfare performed flawlessly. Tacticos, Thales’s Combat Management System is the first CMS in the world to have been successfully teamed with the MBDA VL MICA. The ship was commissioned in September 2012.
Thales equipment on board of Allal Ben Abdallah includes the Tacticos Combat Management System, the SMART-S Mk2 surveillance radar, the LIROD Mk2 fire control radar, the Target Designation Sights, the UMS 4132 KINGKLIP Hull Mounted Sonar, the TUUM-4 Under Water Telephone, the EW Suite (integrated ESM Vigile 100 S & ECM Scorpion 2L), the integrated navigation system (INS), the Bathythermograph Mk21 and the integrated communication system.
Mid 2011 and end last year, the other two ships of this class, Tarik Ben Ziyad and Sultan Moulay Ismail, were commissioned so that the program is now concluded and in warranty phase.
Gerben Edelijn, CEO of Thales Nederland is proud of the excellent result: “This SAT demonstrates that our vast experience in sensor technology and Combat System Integration enables us to realize such a complex programme within the time frame agreed upon. This program reinforces our relationship with the Royal Moroccan Navy as well with Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding.”
Thales is a global technology leader for the Defence & Security and the Aerospace & Transport markets. In 2011 the company generated revenues of £11.4 billion (€13 billion), with 67,000 employees in 56 countries. With its 22,500 engineers and research¬ers, Thales has a unique capability to design, develop and deploy equipment, systems and services that meet the most complex security requirements. Thales has an exceptional international footprint, with operations around the world working with customers and local partners.
Thales Nederland employs about 2,000 staff members. The company, established in 1922, is one of the leading companies in integrated naval systems for surveillance, weapon control, combat management and system integration worldwide.
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