After an international bidding process, French company Safran Electronics & Defense has been chosen to deliver navigation system as part of the modernization project of the Royal Netherlands Navy’s Walrus-class submarines.
The Dutch Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) was in charge of the selection process. In a joint statement, projects procurement officer Danny Pronk and senior naval systems integrator Jaap Hagesteijn, representing the DMO, said: “We chose Safran Electronics & Defense because we have great confidence in their long experience as a supplier of naval equipment.”
Sigma 40 navigation systems are built around a ring laser gyro (RLG) inertial core. The systems are deployed by more than 40 navies worldwide.