Oct 23, 2012– Paris, France (Techreleased) –By the end of August 2012, Terma reached a new milestone on the Thai LPD project as the final acceptance certificate was signed.
In 2009, Terma and Singapore Technologies Marine Ltd. (STM) entered into a contract including development, supply, installation, integration, and commissioning of the Combat Management System, the Fire Control System, the 2D Air & Surface Surveillance Radar, and the IFF Interrogator/Transceiver for the Royal Thai Navy’s new Landing Platform Dock (LPD) HTMS Angthong.
The LPD uses the Terma C-Series system comprising C-Flex Combat Management System including three Multi-Function Consoles, C-Search Surveillance and Identification suite including Terma’s SCANTER 4100 Air & Surface Surveillance Radar and Cassidian’s MSSR 2000 I IFF system, and C-Fire EO Fire Control System including electro-optical director with thermal imaging, TV camera, and eye-safe laser range finder. Armament controlled by C-Fire comprises an OTO Melara 76mm Super Rapid gun forward and two MSI Seahawk 30mm amidships – starboard & port.
C-Fire is implemented as a close integration between the fire control system of the UK-based company GE Intelligent Platforms ltd. and Terma’s C-Flex, which has been the preferred platform for the Royal Danish Navy for the last ten years.
Following two years of integration involving subcontractors from England, Germany, The Netherlands, and Denmark, the LPD System Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) was completed and accepted in June 2011. The Harbour Acceptance Tests (HAT) and Sea Acceptance Tests (SAT) were completed in March 2012.
The final Live Firing Test (LFT) was conducted in Thai waters off the Sattahip Naval Base, Thailand. Twelve firing scenarios were defined covering surface and air target shootings plus naval gun support. All scenarios passed the acceptance criteria.