Hensoldt has been awarded a contract, worth approximately 40 million euros, to supply SERO 400 periscopes to support the upgrade of the Turkish Navy Preveze-class submarines.
The order was placed by the Turkish company Savunma Teknolojileri Mühendislik ve Ticaret A.Ş. (STM), which has the overall responsibility for the upgrade programme.
As per the contract, Hensoldt will supply a total of eight SERO 400 periscopes, all of them with thermal imagers as add-on units for the four Class 209 submarines were built and commissioned in the 1990s.
“This is already our third project with STM. Collaboration with our Turkish partner has been very successful, not only in the case of the AY modernisation programme involving our SERO 250 for the Turkish Navy, but also regarding the Agosta upgrade,” said Klaus Rettenmaier, Head of Naval Systems in HENSOLDT’s Optronics Business Line. “The decision to combine two SERO 400s was made in view of the commonality with the Turkish New Type Submarine Programme (NTSP).”
Hensoldt is also supplying a combination of the OMS 100 optronics mast system and the SERO 400 periscope for the Navy’s Oruç Reis-class submarines.