Sagem will provide Series 30 optronic surveillance mast for Swedish Navy Gotland class (A-19) overhaul and future A26 submarines.
Navy Recognition reported on Saturday that the Series 30 has four simultaneously operational sensors, image processing and operating modes which make it ideal for advanced detection of airborne or surface threats. It can equip classic as well as nuclear submarines, either new or retrofit units.
The Series is a non-penetrating mast designed for above-surface surveillance like navigation safety, surveillance, intelligence collection and self-protection combining electronic and optronic warfare.
It is compatible with a full range of electromagnetic antenna (GPS, ESM, early warning and communication) and includes a high-definition thermal imager as well as a high-definition camera, and can simultaneously accommodate a low-light level, anti-blooming camera and a laser range finder.
Its four optronic sensors, which can be used simultaneously to obtain panoramic scene captures in record time, are the fastest on the market and known as the “Quick Look Round” feature as it enables panoramic or segment displays in separate, full resolution or compressed windows. This mode is available in addition to the conventional, live display of the different video channels.
Sagem's Series 30 masts are already in production for the Scorpène class submarines built by French naval shipyard DCNS for international markets, and for the future Suffren class nuclear attack submarines in the French Navy's Barracuda program, the report added. It was also selected for South Korea's new KSS-III submarines.