Senop to supply integrated Fire Control Centers to Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS

ADX Air Defence Demonstrator
ADX Air Defence Demonstrator

Senop Oy has signed a contract with Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace As to supply integrated Fire Control Centers (FCC) to an international Naval Strike Missile Coastal Defence System (NSM™ CDS) program. The contract consists of Fire Control Centers integrated into Shelter Systems.

The NSM™ CDS is a high-performance ground based Coastal Defence System. It has unique features with a net centric architecture which enables multiple simultaneous engagements and over the horizon (OTH) targeting. The system can be closely integrated and adapted to a country’s adjacent weapons and command and control systems. This expands the defended area and enhances the total fighting capability of the force.

The FCC is the central integrating element for the NSM™ CDS system. An FCC provides fire control and Battle Management Command Control Communication Computers and Information (BMC4I). It is based on the similar proven KONGSBERG BMC4I FDC used in the NASAMS System. The FCC is vehicle type independent and can be mounted on various types of wheeled or tracked vehicles.

The contract is a new chapter in the partnership between Senop and Kongsberg which started in 2009 when Finland acquired the NASAMS air defence system. Utilization of same baseline BMC4I FDC for different systems enables synergies between different programs, which increases security of supply and cost efficiency.

“This is a natural and exciting expansion to our long-term co-operation with KDA. We are looking forward to delivering our quality integration services and ensure customer success also in this field of defense”, says Senop´s managing director Aki Korhonen.