by Editorial Office
Paris, 24 October 2018 – Two major cooperation agreements were signed today by Savunma Teknolojileri Mühendislik ve Ticaret A.Ş. (STM) of Turkey at Euronaval.
The first is related to the optical communication system developed by STM and Bahçeşehir University (BAU), which provides a link between submarines and divers. This will be integrated with the optical surveillance system developed by HENSOLDT of Germany, a high-tech system comprising various camera configurations that allows submarines to maintain 360-degree surveillance. STM-BAU has already developed prototype optical communication systems that can provide communication between underwater units/platforms, underwater-air vehicles, naval surface-surface vehicles and stationary land platforms. Once serial production of the prototypes begins and is used in the field, they will complement radio frequency communication systems in terms of security and redundancy.
A further agreement was signed with DNV GL, the Norway headquartered group ensuring verification and certification of STM vessels both for national and export programmes. DNV GL has a strong track record within the certification and classification of naval vessels, which includes structural elements, machinery and electrical/electronic equipment. Combining this with long-standing expertise and extensive knowledge in the field of pressure and underwater technology, this makes DNV GL an ideal partner for STM. This is STM’s first collaboration with DNV GL in a naval project and both parties believe that their cooperation could lead to further international projects in repair, upgrade and new- buildings. “STM receives certification for the modernization measures it has carried out, and Our Customers can continue to have confidence that their vessels meet top of the line quality requirements by receiving DNV GL’s Safety Certificate,” said STM.
STM is a state-owned defense company and a subsidiary of the Turkish Presidency of Defence Industries (SSB).