Naval Shipyard Gdynia (Stocznia Marynarki Wojennej) and Thales Nederland B.V. have signed a contract worth 76 million euros for the modernisation of the three ORKAN class Fast Attack Craft for the Polish Navy. Thales’ sub-contractors are Ericsson Microwave System and SAAB Bofors Dynamics. The ship’s communications system will be delivered by Thales Naval GmbH, a German subsidiary of Thales Nederland. The contract covers the delivery and integration of the combat systems.
Thales is known for its state-of-the-art, fully distributed modular combat systems. The Combat Management System (TACTICOS) uses Multi-function Operator Consoles (MOC Mk3) and its own application software. The main characteristic of these systems is the full integration of both the various sensors and a wide range of weapons into an integrated system. STING-EO is included as fire control system and integration of the existing guns as part of the overall project. Besides the combat systems on-board the ORKAN, a Land based Integration and Programming System is included in the contract.
Thales will involve Polish industry in high technology areas of the programme such as interface development and subsystem production. Full transfer of technology to Polish industry will take place progressively during the programme for the Combat System Integration (CSI) activities.