Posted On: 23-11-2016
Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) has succeeded in producing the nation’s first integrated combat system, which serves as the brain of attack submarines.
The integrated combat system detects, tracks and identifies targets and helps accurately evaluate tactical and operational situations.
The South Korean defense contractor announced on November 21 that it has succeeded in localizing the integrated combat management system for submarines in cooperation with LIG Nex1 Corp. and the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA). Until now, the company has used German technology.
Korea's first combat system will be embedded in the Chang Bogo I-class submarine, the nation’s first attack submarine built in the 1990s.
DSME won a 180 billion won (US$152.67 million) project to improve the performance of three Chang Bogo I-class submarines in 2014. The main part of the project is to establish the integrated combat management system which had been designed until June last year.
DSME will not only replace old equipment and systems but also upgrade the submarines to the latest specification