Satnews Daily
September 14th, 2015

SATCOM For Subs Via Indra

[SatNews] Indra will supply ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) with new satellite communications systems for submarines.

The company has already completed the design of systems to be installed in the submarines built in Germany. These are Ku-band systems based on a three-axis stabilized platform, already developed by Indra for previous export contracts with this manufacturer. The terminal provides fast and secure communications, notably amplifying the transmission's bandwidth. In addition to increasing the ships' data transmission capacity, the time during which antennas are exposed to radar detection by ships and aircraft is reduced.
Additionally, these terminals are equipped with the capacity for using commercial and military communications satellites, thereby broadening the coverage of communications and lowering operating costs. With this project, Indra reinforces its good relationship with ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems since the 2010 contract for the first SATCOM terminals and electronic warfare systems for class U212 submarines destined for use by the German Navy.
In recent years, Indra has equipped, or is in the process of equipping, the submarines of Armed Forces around the world with its satellite communications systems, among those being Portugal, Italy or Turkey.