CAE announced it has been selected to provide control systems for an additional four new MEKO 100 Patrol Vessels for the Royal Malaysian Navy, being built by PSC-Naval Dockyard in Lumut, Malaysia. The value of this new business for CAE is C$37 million. It is the second time CAE has been selected to provide control systems for these vessels. In January 2002, CAE announced a C$21 million contract for control systems for the first two ships. This brings the total value of business to CAE for this Royal Malaysian Navy project to C$58 million. CAE will deliver the six control systems by the end of 2004.
The MEKO 100 Patrol Vessels are designed to have low radar detectability, low noise, low heat dissipation, with an economical cruising speed. IPMS technology will be used to monitor and control the platform machinery of the ships, including propulsion, electrical, damage control and auxiliary machinery and systems. It also provides advanced automation for enhanced operational effectiveness and survivability of the ships. The modular design of IPMS with widely distributed intelligent electronics, interconnected by multiple data buses, enables marine engineers to control and monitor all platform machinery & distribution plus emergency operation systems, from several shipboard locations. This provides total ship survivability through layered redundancy.