For the first time ever in Europe and outside Italy, SELEX Sistemi Integrati, a Finmeccanica company, has made its combat management system (CMS) ATHENA operational on three patrol vessels belonging to the Lithuanian Military Navy.
The supply of the combat management system installed onboard the three patrol vessels of the FLYVEFISKEN class, is part of the upgrade programmes followed by the Lithuanian Military Navy to comply with NATO naval standards.
Besides ATHENA, SELEX Sistemi Integrati also supplied the fire control system MEDUSA MK4/B and implemented the search and rescue (SAR) functions for the security of the Lithuanian territorial waters, set along the extreme borders of NATO countries.
SELEX Sistemi Integrati was as well responsible of the combat management system integration with all the onboard systems, such as surveillance radars and navigation systems.
The CMS architecture implemented for the Lithuanian Military Navy has inherited the traditional experience of SELEX Sistemi Integrati in the naval systems domain.
Characterized by a high flexibility and modularity, the combat management systems of SELEX Sistemi Integrati are designed to integrate and re-use multi-mission capabilities to be applied across any type of vessel, from patrol vessels to aircraft carriers.
ATHENA has already equipped the largest Italian naval units, as well as small and medium tonnage units of the Italian and overseas Military Navies, such as the United Arab Emirates.
Source: SELEX Sistemi Integrati
Date: Oct 22, 2012