3SDL supports Finnish Navy with Sea Acceptance Testing

20th February 2013: As part of its ongoing support contract to Navy Command Finland, Malvern based defence and security specialist, 3SDL, is delighted to announce that it has provided technical support to the Finnish Navy during the recent week long Sea Acceptance Testing onboard the 1,450 ton Minelayer FNS Uusimaa.

The complex series of tests involving Link 22, MIDS/Link 16 and JREAP took place in the Finnish Archipelago and Northern Baltic Sea comprising several national sea, air and land platforms.

The Finnish Ministry of Defence (MoD) is acquiring a Multi-Link Tactical Data Link (TDL) solution for the Navy, allowing it to exploit the interoperability benefits offered by fully integrating Link 22, MIDS/Link 16 and JREAP.

This capability is being delivered by the procurement and integration of a Multi-Link Data Link Processor (M-DLP FN) system into the majority of combat ships in the Finnish Navy.  The M-DLP FN system also includes a Data Forwarding capability.

3SDL has been supporting Navy Command Finland since 2010 on the procurement and test of the new M-DLP FN System supplied by SELEX ES. Tom Vart, Senior Consultant at 3SDL, said, “The Sea Acceptance Testing provided an invaluable opportunity to test Link 16, 22 and JREAP, both CIU and Data Forwarding, in a ‘real’ scenario at sea onboard an operational warship. 3SDL was extremely pleased to be involved in these vital trials.”

Source: 3SDL
Date: Feb 20, 2013