28 Desember 2015
DCNS is offering a combat system used onboard the French Navy's nuclear submarines to Indonesia. System is offered as part of DCNS's proposal to repair and overhaul Indonesia's lead Cakra-class vessel (photo : DCNS)
French shipbuilder DCNS is offering a submarine combat management system (CMS) developed by its wholly owned subsidiary Underwater Defense Systems (UDS) for the Indonesian Navy's (Tentara Nasional Indonesia - Angkatan Laut, or TNI-AL's) lead Cakra (Type 209/1300)-class diesel-electric submarine.
Sources close to the TNI-AL told IHS Jane's that the CMS, known as Submarine Tactical Integrated Combat System (SUBTICS), is being offered as part of DCNS's proposal to carry out maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) work on KRI Cakra (401). The TNI-AL is looking to extend the life of the 59.5 m German-built vessel to 2024 with the MRO.
Cakra and sister ship KRI Nanggala (402) were built by Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft (HDW) and laid down in the late 1970s.
According to IHS Jane's C4ISR & Mission Systems: Maritime , SUBTICS was designed to be integrated with a Thales sonar suite and Whitehead Alenia Sistemi Subacquei's (WASS') torpedoes and fire control system. However, the CMS features an open architecture and interface design that allows options from other manufacturers as well.
On top of handling communications via ultra-high-frequency (UHF), very high-frequency (VHF), and satellite networks, SUBTICS can interface with tactical datalinks. The system also features a database structure that allows for data recording, replay, and analysis both onboard and ashore. The database can also store customer's intelligence data on vessels and assist with automatic target classification and identification.
A standard SUBTICS installation in a submarine control room typically features up to six Colibri Mk II commercial, off-the-shelf (COTS) ruggedised PC workstations. Up to two workstations are used for command and communications, two for fire control, while a further two are utilised for sonar and target motion analysis.