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Korean submarines to be equipped with Thales Satcom


Type 214 submarine

PARIS (BNS): Thales and Samsung Thales have been selected by the German submarine shipbuilder HDW to provide X-band Satcom Terminal for six Type 214 submarines which will be delivered to the Republic of Korea’s Navy as part of the KSS II Batch 2 programme.

According to Thales, which was jointly developed with South Korean partner Samsung Thales, has been selected to equip the next two submarines which are to join the Navy by 2018.

The company will be installing the advanced Satcom technology on the top of the Type 214 SATCOM communication mast.

The satellite communications system from Thales's DIVESAT technology is a second-generation submarine terminal.

"Thales is proud to have been selected to deliver this state of the art military Satcom solution for the Korean Navy," Jean-Michel Lagarde, Director of Network and Infrastructure Systems activities at Thales, was quoted as saying in Thales news release.

The Satcom terminal delivers high tracking performances even in extreme environment. It also guarantees high-level integrated communications, offering the latest innovations in terms of data rate requirements for voice and data transmission.

The system is available in two versions, one fitted with a 40 cm antenna and one fitted with a 75 cm antenna, both capable of operating on different frequency bands (X, Ku, Ka or EHF).

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