Raytheon Anschütz has delivered a customized, type S55 submarine steering stand, including the newly designed three-dimensional autopilot, as well as a battery monitoring system – to Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME), who are constructing the newest submarine destined for use by the Indonesian Navy, the company said in a statement.
The new system’s autopilot features a robust controller that ensures safe steering and maneuverability, with speed, precision and minimal noise. As a software-based system, the autopilot can offer an extended functional range, including smart integration of the rudder steering system with electronic sea chart or situational awareness systems for waypoint steering and tactical maneuver planning.
Raytheon Anschütz’s Gerald Baden, who leads the submarine business area, states: “Our new 3D autopilot demonstrated its full steering accuracy and our customers have expressed their overall satisfaction with the robustness and performance of the integrated steering solution. This acceptance test for the Indonesian submarine was the third successful implementation of the new autopilot in an international submarine program.”
Systems performed as designed throughout the Sea Trials, and were supported onboard with engineering and customer service specialists from Raytheon Anschütz.
Hull 7712 is the first of three 209-class submarines for the Indonesian Navy. They feature a modified design and are being built at Daewoo’s Okpo shipyard in South Korea.
About Chang Bogo-class submarines (Source:Wikipedia):
Chang Bogo-class submarine (Hangul: 장보고급 잠수함, Hanja: 張保皐級潛水艦) is a variant of the Type 209 diesel-electric attack submarine initially developed by Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft (HDW) of Germany, intended for service with the South Korean Navy and Indonesian Navy. The class is named for Korean maritime figure Jang Bogo.
They are constructed by the Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) in South Korea.
The Chang Bogo-class submarines are equipped with 8 bow 533 mm torpedo tubes and 14 torpedoes. The ships are also armed with Sub-Harpoon missiles and can be armed with 28 Mines in place of Torpedoes and Harpoon. The class can be also armed with SUT – Surface and Underwater Target Torpedoes.
DSME signed a contract with Indonesia for the supply of three Improved Chang Bogo-class submarines in 2012 after a series of heavy competitions from Russian, French, and German-Turkish consortiums including from Germany’s original Type 209.
The submarines are bigger and more advanced than Indonesia’s refurbished Type 209/1300 already in service.
These submarines will be equipped with Atlas Electronic CSU 90 hull-mounted passive and active search-and-attack sonar and flank sonar arrays, Indra’s Pegaso RESM system and Aries low-probability of intercept radar, L-3’s MAPPS integrated platform management systems and Sagem’s Sigma 40XP inertial navigation systems.
The variant is being considered for possible purchase by Thailand as well, as both newly built and second-hand options.