Maritime 2050+ Announced

May 24, 2019 – The maritime space is essential to human life. Marine resources feed a growing world population, which is increasingly concentrated in coastal areas. Maritime corridors are the backbone of globalization. However, prosperity is not only built upon the unrestricted exchange of resources, goods, information and mobility of people, but especially on the preservation of this unique ecosphere. “Maritime 2050+” is a joint future study of ATLAS ELEKTRONIK, the German Aerospace Center and the Fraunhofer Institute for Communication, Information Processing and Ergonomics FKIE. It is dedicated to the…

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Empowering the Navy for the Future

January 31, 2019 – ATLAS is defining the standard in naval mine countermeasure systems for decades and is the only overall MCM system supplier providing the complete sensor to effector capability. The actual MCM Vessels operated by Belgium and the Netherlands were integrated by ATLAS ELEKTRONIK and are equipped with the combat proven ATLAS MCM Command and Control System (Integrated Mine Countermeasures System – IMCMS). ATLAS is offering its next generation MCM toolbox, containing IMCMS, ARCIMS USV, SeaCat AUV, Towed SAS , influenced mine sweeping equipment capability, a vertical take-off…

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New lithium-ion batteries for submarines: Prototypes to be presented at EURONAVAL

October 19, 2018 – thyssenkrupp Marine Systems has developed a new type of lithium-ion battery system for submarines together with Saft, a manufacturer of advanced battery systems for industry. In an adapted form, the system could also be used for other maritime applications in future. thyssenkrupp Marine Systems will present the prototype at the EURONAVAL for the first time to the public. Dr. Rolf Wirtz, CEO of thyssenkrupp Marine Systems: “The use of the new battery technology has enormous tactical advantages. We are entering a new era of submarine construction.”…

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HMS Magpie pays first visit to Dartmouth and Salcombe

September 6, 2018 – The Royal Navy’s new survey ship, HMS Magpie, will visit Dartmouth and Salcombe for the first-time next week (Monday 10 – Wednesday 12 September). HMS Magpie was formally commissioned in June and is part of the Hydrographic Squadron based at Devonport Naval Base. The ship replaced HMS Gleaner, which paid off earlier this year after 35 years’ service. Departing her homeport on Monday, HMS Magpie is due to arrive in the River Dart during the afternoon. On arrival the ship’s Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Commander (Lt Cdr)…

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Royal Navy gets first unmanned minesweeping system

An autonomous minesweeper system that can safely clear sea lanes of mines has been handed over to the Royal Navy, Defence Minister Guto Bebb announced. Following a period of successful trials the demonstrator system could go on to be used by the Royal Navy in the future to defeat the threat of modern digital mines. The system has been designed and manufactured by Atlas Elektronik UK in Dorset, under a £13 million contract with the Ministry of Defence which has sustained around 20 jobs and created 15 new jobs with…

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Small Business Helps Build Naval Capability

Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne announced a new research partnership to pursue innovative maritime Defence technologies August 17th. Defence Science and Technology (DST) Group and Sonartech Atlas signed a three-year agreement today for research and development in Australian Defence Force (ADF) Naval capability for ships and submarines. Pyne welcomed this new partnership with Sonartech Atlas, signed in Adelaide as part of DST Group’s annual Partnerships Week. “Partnering with small and medium enterprises is essential for building and maintaining Defence capability and enhancing Australia’s Defence industry,” Minister Pyne said. “Under…

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Enter into a comprehensive teaming agreement for submarines

March 9, 2017 – The companies join resources and establish a joint venture company in Norway that will be the international strategic and exclusive supplier of combat systems for thyssenkrupp Marine Systems’ submarines. On February 3rd 2017, the Norwegian Government announced that Germany was chosen as strategic partner for new submarines, and that Norway enters into negotiation with prime contractor thyssenkrupp Marine Systems. Following the decision, KONGSBERG, thyssenkrupp Marine Systems and Atlas Elektronik today entered into a comprehensive teaming agreement. As part of this agreement, the partners will establish a new…

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ATLAS ELEKTRONIK Wins Order for the Modernization of Minehunting Vessels of the German Navy

February 1, 2017 – ATLAS ELEKTRONIK GmbH has received an order from the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) for the modernization of three minehunting vessels of the Frankenthal class (Type 332) in service with the German Navy. The corresponding contract, with a volume of about 78.5 million Euros, was signed by the parties today at the BAAINBw in Koblenz. The objective of this project, which bears the designation MJ 332 CL, is to equip the three boats with the Integrated Mine Counter Measure System…

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