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Yup, some seriously hard questions need to be asked about VAdm. Mercado. Because I have a hard time understanding how they were legally able to insert the requirement post-bid and post-NOA.

Sir M, why ask VAdm Mercado? IMO, these questions should be asked first to the head of the TWG during that time, the one who signed it.

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Discussions about all nations and places / Re: Combat Vehicle 90
« on: January 25, 2018, 05:50:18 PM »
CV90 105s

CV90105 TML Turret


From fighting-vehicles.com
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The CV90105 TML Turret (aka CV90105-T) is a former medium tank (as described by the manufacturer) demonstrator utilizing “off-the shelf” components, which were the French Giat (now Nexter) TML Turret and the Swedish Hägglunds Mk0 Strf 9040 (Combat Vehicle 90 aka CV90) hull.

The first and only demonstrator was completed in 1994. It served a number of purposes, firstly to show how adaptable the CV90 was for potential export clients as well as offering them a family of variants. Secondly Giat could demonstrate how its turret could be fitted to yet another vehicle as well as the hope that any future CV90 export clients would buy their turret.

CV90105


Eurosatory: CMI Defence and BAE Systems Hägglunds present the CV90105 | CMI Defence - 16 June 2014

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Global demand for medium tanks continues to strengthen.  At Eurosatory 2014, CMI Defence and BAE Systems Hägglunds present a new medium tank concept.  The system integrates the Cockerill XC-8 turret and the CV90 tracked chassis.  With a system weight of some 25 tonnes, the concept offers advanced 105mm or 120mm firepower with high operational flexibility and tactical mobility.
The Cockerill XC-8 is a low-weight concept-turret that recognises divergent market requirements; specifically for the broad operational flexibility demanded by the medium-tank requirement, and for the narrower, more specialised anti-armour requirement.  Thus one of two low-recoil force guns may be fitted in the XC-8.

The Cockerill 105mm high pressure gun provides crew commanders with a wide choice of ammunition to suit the tactical situation; it fires all NATO-standard 105mm types and the Cockerill Falarick 105 Gun Launched Anti Tank Guided Missile (GLATGM).  Elevating to +42° this weapon delivers exceptional engagement capability in complex terrain, an indirect-fire HE capability to beyond 10km range, and the GLATGM permits heavy armour to be engaged at extended ranges.
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Discussions about all nations and places / Re: Thai stealth frigate
« on: November 10, 2017, 08:32:11 AM »
DSME Right on Track with Royal Thai Navy Frigate | Navy Recognition - 09 November 2017
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Thailand ordered the 3,650 tons frigate in August 2013 under a contract worth US$410 million.

The vessel, a "DW3000 F" Frigate, was fully designed and developed by DSME. It is 122.5 meters in length, 14.4 meters in width with a top speed of 30 knots. It can accommodate a crew of 135 sailors.

Talking to Navy Recognition at the show, a DSME representative explained that the vessel is fitted with a 76mm main gun by Oto Melara, a Phalanx CIWS, 8x Harpoon ant-ship missiles , 8x Mk41 VLS for (up to 32x) ESSM surface-to-air missiles, two MSI Defense 30mm remote weapon stations and two triple torpedo launchers by SEA.

The combat system fitted aboard the frigate is the 9LV Mk4 by Saab. The Swedish defense company has an important presence in Thailand and has been a long time supplier of the Thai armed forces in the three fields (air, sea and land).

As far as sensors are concerned, the future Royal Thai Navy frigate is fitted witha modern sensor suite:
Saab Sea Giraffe AMB surveillance radar, Sperry Marine navigation radar, 2x Saab CEROS 200 fire control radar, and Atlas Electronik ACTAS towed sonar and ASO hull mounted sonar.

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This frigate order is one of the largest defense contracts in Thailand's history. DSME has partnered with major domestic defense companies' equipments to promote joint growth with SMEs. Thailand is a major military power in Southeast Asia. Recently, in preparation for the dispute over territorial rights due to the increase of naval power in neighboring countries and the modernization project of ageing vessels in order to protect marine resources, DSME has been steadily strengthening the naval power of Thailand.

A DSME representative at the show told Navy Recognition that the future HTMS Tachine is currently undergoing sea trials and is set to be delivered in August 2018. The Royal Thai Navy may order a second Frigate of the same class. This second vessel could be built localy in Thailand.

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North-South Commuter Railway (NSCR) Malolos - Tutuban


signing ceremony

Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with the Philippines: Using Japanese technology and urban planning models to construct a landmark commuter railway system connecting Metro Manila and outlying areas | JICA - 27 November 2015
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On November 27, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a loan agreement with the Government of the Republic of the Philippines in the capital city, Manila, to provide a Japanese ODA loan of up to 241.991 billion yen for the North – South Commuter Railway Project (Malolos - Tutuban).

Being the largest economic center in the Philippines with a concentration of 13 percent of the country’s population and 36 percent of the GDP, Metro Manila has grown from 7.92 million people in 1990 to 11.85 million people in 2010, reaching a population density of 19,137 people per square kilometer. In Mega Manila-the region encompassing Metro Manila along with neighboring Rizal, Cavite and Laguna Provinces-the population has also increased rapidly over that period, rising from 12.39 million people in 1990 to 23.02 million people in 2010, a growth rate exceeding that of Metro Manila.

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To provide assistance for sustainable development in Mega Manila, JICA has assisted in the creation of the Roadmap for Transport Infrastructure Development for Metro Manila and Its Surrounding Areas in 2014. This infrastructure roadmap calls for enlarging the capital region to the north and south with greater connectivity to the suburbs, thereby alleviating the overconcentration in Metro Manila, and to do so, proposes the creation of two new railway lines as a transportation corridor connecting Metro Manila with the outlying areas to the north and south.

This project will construct a commuter line interval (approximately 38 kilometers long) as one of those proposed lines in the infrastructure roadmap, running from Malolos, the capital city of Bulacan Province north of Metro Manila, to Tutuban in the City of Manila, thereby enhancing the connectivity of the transportation network and alleviating the serious traffic congestion in Metro Manila, with the objectives of expanding the economic sphere of Metro Manila and reducing air pollution. The loan funds will be allocated to civil works, including elevated railway tracks, station buildings and a depot, to the procurement of electrical and mechanical systems and rolling stock, and to consulting services. Special Terms for Economic Partnership (STEP) will be applied to this project, and it is expected that Japanese technology such as construction techniques for elevated railways, efficient signal systems and rolling stock will be utilized.

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PH, Japan seal P97-B commuter rail project | Inquirer.net - 29 January 2016
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The initial phase of the project involves a 38-kilometer elevated commuter train line from Tutuban, Manila,  to Malolos, Bulacan, and its construction is set to proceed following a landmark 241.99-billion-yen (P97,376,145,568.86) financing deal that was sealed last November with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica).

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The bigger portion is the NSCR’s south line, which involves about 653 km of railway lines, mainly a Tutuban to Legazpi City long-haul route that was suspended in 2012 due to typhoon damage to bridges along its alignment.

Part of the NSCR project is a 58-km line from Calamba, Laguna, to Batangas City, Batangas, and a 117-km line from Legazpi City to Matnog, Sorsogon.

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Japanese loan
The Manila-Bulacan northern line, which was closed in 1984, is being funded by a Japanese overseas development assistance loan. It can now proceed as its financing is already in place.

The loan carries an annual interest rate of 0.1 percent and 0.01 percent for consulting services over a period of 40 years with a 10-year grace period, according to Jica.

Transportation Secretary Joseph Abaya said construction of the Manila-Bulacan line would start by early 2017 and the project would be finished in the latter part of 2020.

The line  is expected to have a total of 15 stations and demand is projected at about 340,000 passengers per day once it opens.
Abaya said the Manila-Bulacan line would cut the usual multi-hour trip to about 35 minutes.

Related Infrastructure Projects:

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123 meter SSV (BRP Davao Del Sur) video by PT PAL Indonesia via YouTube

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Chamsuri II-class (PKX-B)



First PKX-B Chamsuri II-class Patrol Boat with 130mm Guided Rockets Delivered to ROK Navy | NavyRecognition - 30 October 2017
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South Korea's Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) announced today that the first Chamsuri II-class (project name PKX-B batch I) patrol boat has been delivered to the Republic of Korea Navy (ROK Navy).

PKMR 211 (for Patrol-boat Killer Medium Rocket - hull number 211) is the first vessel to be fitted with the LIG Nex1/Hanwha 130mm guided rocket launcher at the stern. The system was specifically design to counter swarming attacks of DPRK Navy (North Korea) fast attack crafts and hovercrafts.

The vessel was launched on 28 July at Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction (HHIC)'s shipyard in Busan in July 2016. The 2nd to 4th ships will be delivered to the ROK Navy by the end of 2019.

Talking to Navy Recognition at the recent MADEX 2017 exhibition, a LIG Nex1 representative (and former ROK Navy captain) explained that the launcher combined with the 130mm guided rocket gives precision strike capability to the ROK Navy small surface combatants.

The launcher has 12 canister each containing one guided rocket. The 130mm rocket has a maximum range of over 20 Km and minimum range of 3 Km. The rocket weighs over 80 Kg (including the 8Kg warhead).

The mid course guidance of the rocket is GPS + INS + data uplink and the terminal guidance is IIR homing. The system fitted aboard the PKX-B can engage over 3 targets simultaneously according to LIG Nex1.

The PKX-B Batch I class is a 230-ton high-speed fast attack craft that replaces the aging Chamsuri-class of patrol vessels. The vessel is 44.7 meters in length. Its speed is 35 to 40 knots. It is powered by GE 6,000 shp LM 500 gas-turbine and Caterpillar Marine's Cat C32 diesel engines in a combined diesel and gas (CODAG) configuration.

Weapons include the 130mm guided rockets launcher at the stern by LIG Nex1, a 76mm gun by Hyundai Wia, two 12.7mm remote weapon stations (RWS) by Hanwha Land Systems and Korean combat management system. Reflecting the lessons learned from the 1st and 2nd Yeonpyeong naval battle, DAPA and ROK Navy strengthened the firepower, accuracy, and survivability of these vessels. Crew complement is 20 sailors.

South Korea's Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) has announced that it has entered into a contract with South Korean shipbuilder Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction (HHIC) on June 28 for the construction of additional 'B' variants of the Patrol Killer Experimental (PKX) fast attack craft. This will be the "Batch II).

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South Korea's Navy launches new Chamsuri-211 fast patrol boat | NavyRecognition - 28 July 2016
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The Chamsuri-211 is armed with 130 millimeter anti-ship guided rockets, which can hit North Korean hovercraft or air-cushion vehicles, that are very fast and hard to hit using conventional naval guns. The Navy added the new boat can effectively engage other small boats and even has countermeasures if attacked by missiles.

Besides the guided rockets, the boats are armed with a 76 mm rapid-firing main gun and two radar-guided 12.7 mm heavy machine guns.

The new PKMRs measures 44 meters in length has a beam of 7 meters and a crew of 20 sailors. It can reach speeds up to 40 knots, or 74 kilometers per hour, the Navy said.

Compared with the existing Chamsuri patrol boat killer medium boats, the new vessels are larger, faster and more powerfully armed, while having a smaller crew. Existing PKMs have a crew of more than 30 with their main armament being limited to 30-40 mm automatic cannons along with smaller 20 mm Sea Vulcans guns. These purely gun armed boats were cited for not being effective against ACVs, military sources said.


130mm guided rocket launcher

Concept of operation: 130mm rocket aboard PKX-B. LIG Nex1 image


76mm rapid-firing main gun by Hyundai Wia

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From RMN Markas Wilayah Laut (MAWILLA) 1 Twitter account


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Flooded in less than a minute: How USS McCain sailors escaped the worst-hit berthings | Channel News Asia - 02 November 2017

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WASHINGTON: Only two of the sailors who had been in the worst-damaged room on the USS John McCain managed to escape, it emerged in the US Navy's report on the destroyer's collision with a tanker in the Straits of Singapore.

The ten other sailors who had been in Berthing 5 at the time of the accident were killed.

The berthing is 15 feet (4 metres) wide, but the impact compressed the space to only 5 feet wide, the report said.

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The impact created a 8.5-metre-wide hole on the side of the McCain, where Berthings 3 and 5 were located.

All sailors with significant injuries were in Berthing 3 at the time, and all the sailors who were killed were in Berthing 5.

BERTHING 5: FLOODED IN LESS THAN A MINUTE
Based on the size of the hole, and the fact that Berthing 5 was below the waterline, it was likely that the space flooded fully in less than a minute after the collision, the report said.

The first sailor to escape from Berthing 5 was already on the ladder leading out of the room to the deck above, when the collision took place. The impact knocked him to the ground, but he managed to climb out.

The second - and last - sailor who escaped heard the crashing and pushing of metal before the sound of water rushing in. Within seconds, water was at chest level.

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The sailor found that the blindfolded egress training, a standard that requires training to prepare sailors for an emergency, was essential to his ability to escape, the report noted.

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BERTHING 3: SAILORS PINNED IN THEIR RACKS
Berthing 3, which is immediately above Berthing 5, also suffered substantial damage, including a large hole in the bulkhead. Racks - as the bunks are known - and lockers detached from the walls and were thrown about, leaving jagged metal throughout the space, the report said.

A sailor from Berthing 3 was thrown to the ground "as the wall next to him blew apart in the collision", and had to be pulled to safety by other sailors. He was among those who were medically evacuated later.

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View within Berthing 3 post-collision. (Photo: US Navy)


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AFP Organization, Services, and Units / Re: BRP Edsa Dos (SARV-002)
« on: November 02, 2017, 11:05:10 AM »
INVITATION TO BID 24 October 2017 | Philippine Coast Guard - 25 October 2017

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The Philippine Coast Guard now invites bids for the procurement of the following:

Item No. Name of Projects                                  Approved budget for   Bidding Documents   Delivery Schedule
                                                                 Contract (ABC)
1.        Additional Repair Works for BRP EDSA (SARV-002)     P 2,378,267.52       P 5,000.00        60 Calendar Days
2.        Procurement of Port Main Engine                     P 2,000,000.00       P 5,000.00        45 Calendar Days
            Gear Box Heat Exchanger for BRP EDSA (SARV-002)

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Infrastructure and Nautical Highways / PNR’s Bicol Express
« on: November 01, 2017, 10:04:50 PM »
See also:

Philippine National Railways
NSRP South Line – Commuter Line

Station     Most recent photo
     
Long-Haul (South)     
     
Lucena City     
Gumaca     
Hondagua
Aloneros
Tagkawayan     
     
Long-Haul extension     
     
Sorsogon     
Matnog     
     
Station     Most recent photo
     
Bicol Commuter

See FB extension here
     
     
Sipocot station     July 13, 2017
Libmanan station     January 2011
Pamplona station      
Naga station     July 13, 2017
Pili station      
Iriga station     Circa 2016
Polangui station      
Ligao station      
Travesia station      
Daraga station      
Legazpi station     January 3, 2017


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Route Map


PNR Southern Luzon route (Image from the website of the Philippine National Railways)


Long-Haul & Long-Haul Extension

https://ppp.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/NSRP_PIM_FINAL.pdf





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P175-B development aid from China to revive PNR’s Bicol Express | Inquirer.net - 21 October 2017
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By: Juan Escandor Jr.

NAGA CITY — Using the P175-billion overseas development aid to be borrowed from China, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) will revive the operation of the Philippine National Railway’s Bicol Express with reconstruction of a new railway system from Manila to Bicol, Undersecretary for Rails Cesar Chavez said.

“It is not a rehabilitation,” Chavez said at the Bicol Express Modernization Forum held here on Friday. “It will be a reconstruction. Everything will be new. New railways. New train wagons. New stations. New modalities.”

Chavez said China and the Philippines is set to sign the loan agreement of P175 billion payable in 20 years at 2 percent interest per annum on Nov. 16 and 17 at the time of the 31st Asean Summit and Related Meeting in Manila.

He said the revived Bicol Express would take six hours to reach Bicol from Manila with a design speed of 120 kph and operational speed of 80 kph.

With a timetable from 2018-2022, he said the reconstruction of the new railway system would be undertaken through Chinese general consultancy services while the determination of the firms to undertake the actual construction was still under negotiations.

He said there would be nine new train stations from Paco in Manila to Matnog town in Sorsogon, stretching 683 km of newly constructed railways following international standards.

He enumerated the nine train stations to be constructed as Paco, FTI, Los Baños, Lucena City, Gumaca, Pili/Naga, Legazpi/Camalig, Sorsogon City and Matnog.

Chavez said China wpi;d bring in and transfer technology and operational expertise to Filipino engineers and operators while utilizing Chinese consultants and contractors. Filipino engineers would handle the maintenance and operation, he said.

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Chavez said P45 billion of the project cost would be spent for the resettlement of affected families living within the trunk line while some P9 billion would be spent for land acquisition for the new alignment of the railways.

He said the civil works would cost P102.72 billion; station development and depot, P1.4 billion; electrical and mechanical system, P4.08 billion; rolling stock (trains), P11.60 billion; machinery and equipment, P1.37 billion; and pre-operating expenses, P400 million.

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Videos & Images / PCG videos
« on: November 01, 2017, 09:30:18 PM »
Philippine Coast Guard AVP 2017

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JkM5PFcA68

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Discussions about all nations and places / Re: Thales Tacticos CMS
« on: October 28, 2017, 10:17:14 AM »
One of the first users of SEWACO-FD / TACTICOS

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Barzan (Vita) class Patrol Craft


Image taken from Naval-technology.com

Vosper 56m FAC | Forecast International - December 1996
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The command and control system is the SEWACO FD developed by Signaal, integrated with the Signaal MultiRole Radar (MRR) and STING fire control radar, and an IRSCAN electro-optical tracker.  The processing system for all computers will be provided by Sun SPARC boards that will be available through the systems. This will permit interchange of boards for reduced down time.


MRR-3D Radar - Photo taken from Thales


STING fire control radar

Other References
  • SEWACO/TACTICOS - Forecast International
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    Year  Major Development
    1992  SEWACO-FD ordered for Omani and Qatari corvettes
  • TAVITAC 2000/NT - Forecast International
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    Worldwide Distribution
    Qatar - 4 Sewaco FD with Tacticos on Barzan (Vita) class Patrol Craft
  • Barzan (Vita) Class Fast Strike Craft, Qatar - Naval-technology.com
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    Command and control
    The combat data system is the Thales Nederland (formerly Signaal) SEWACO FD with the fully distributed Thales TACTICOS combat management system and a Link Y communications link.

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Discussions about all nations and places / Re: Thales Tacticos CMS
« on: October 28, 2017, 09:43:49 AM »
Evolution of TACTICOS



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It is in the early nineties that Thales started to market its Combat Management System under its current name SEWACO-FD / TACTICOS. At that time the underlying fully distributed architecture was used as real-time and fully distributed core for SPLICE middleware solution upon which TACTICOS was build.  With SEWACO-FD at its heart TACTICOS was and is through the adoption of OPEN-SPLIECE from Prism tech compliant with the OMG-DDS standard, a truly open architecture.  The middleware and the applications have been under continuous evolution in the many programs that the Combat Management System has been part of over the decades.  Bottom line in this approach is that the best of the legacy is kept – such as interfaces with effectors – and that new applications are being developed from scratch according to the needs of the new program.  This way TACTICOS keeps in its development a perfect balance between completely new components on the one hand and trusted elements on the other. Innovating, while keeping risks low.


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SEWACO

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The SEWACO family is a modular range of integrated SEnsor, WeApon, and COmmand subsystems built around a common command and control (C2) system.

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At its heart is the C2 system STACOS (Signaal TActical COmmand System) which is designed to present raw and/or processed sensor data from search and fire-control radar’s together with IFF, sonar, electronic warfare and electro-optic systems to create a picture of the tactical situation.  This data is provided onboard or offboard sensors through a Link 11 or Link Y tactical data link.  The data may also be used to designate targets to weapon systems and to assist is operations with auxiliary functions such as ASW helicopter direction and tactical navigation.

Evolutionary development continued from the 1980s with the appearance of STACOS Mod I.  The STACOS Mod I provided the baseline for the introduction of databus (STACOS Mod II) and intelligent console (STACOS Mod III).  The ultimate version was STACOS IV with fully distributed architecture which became the basis of TACTICOS.

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SEWACO/TACTICOSForecast International - November 2004
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Description.  SEWACO-FD is a building concept for naval combat systems developed by Thales Nederland.  The core element of the concept is the combat management system TACTICOS.  TACTICOS allows all sensors and weapon equipment to be integrated in one comprehensive system.  TACTICOS provides the command team with command and control of all resources, tactical command support, and full weapon control.

Design Features.  A SEWACO system is composed of the following elements:
• Primary radar sensors (for long-, medium-, and short-range air and surface warning radar);
• Secondary radar sensors (such as Identification Friend or Foe); 
• Helicopter transponders; and 
• ESM and IR sensors.

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Variants/Upgrades
SEWACO I.  SEWACO I was developed for the Tromp-class guided missile frigates, and integrates the primary search radar with the WM-25 fire control system and the Signaal ESM system.

SEWACO II.  SEWACO II was developed for the Kortenaer class frigates.  It integrates the data input of the LW.08 and ZW.06 radar with the WM-25 fire control radar.

SEWACO IV.  SEWACO IV is the designation for the SEWACO variant supplied with the Belgian Wielingen class frigates.  It integrates the output of a Signaal DA.05 radar and WM-25 fire control system with NATO Sea Sparrow and Exocet missiles.

SEWACO V.  SEWACO V was designed for the midlife refit of the Van Speijk class frigates.  It integrated the LW.02 and DA.05 radar with a 76mm Oto Melara cannon, Harpoon missiles, and ASW weaponry.   

SEWACO VI.  SEWACO VI is a version of the SEWACO II system used on the Van Heemskerck class frigates.  It includes facilities for the control of Standard SM-1MR missiles, three STIR radars, the Sphinx ESM system, and the Goalkeeper close-in weapon system (CIWS).

SEWACO VII.  This variant is a major upgrade of the SEWACO concept.  SEWACO VII is a heterogeneous, mixed-architecture system that uses different types of computer systems, with different operating systems.  Dual or triple redundancy is employed on all essential subsystems.  SEWACO VII has two DEC Minivaxs for management information and support, four Signaal SMR-4 computers, and six Motorola 68030 micros for pre-processing, sensor management, and bus interfacing.  These are connected via a triply coaxial Ethernet databus with up to 256 32-bit channels and a TV/infrared video network linking the GOS workstations.

SEWACO VIII.  SEWACO VIII has been optimized for installation on submarines.

SEWACO IX.  This version is the mine warfare derivative of SEWACO used on the Dutch Tripartite minehunters.

SEWACO XI.  SEWACO XI is the air-warfare-oriented command system.  In effect, SEWACO XI is an air defense module that can be interfaced with other command systems for a fully transportable product.

SEWACO XII.  SEWACO XII is SEWACO XI added to SEWACO VII.

STACOS.  STACOS is the designation given to a number of export derivatives of various SEWACO configurations.

SEWACO-FD.  This current, fully distributed version of the SEWACO command system is now being promoted on the export market.  It offers distributed processing power to meet requirements for increased availability, simplified system reconfigurations, and extensions. Within SEWACO-FD, geographically distributed computers, or nodes, are logically and physically connected in a local area network.  Nearly all subsystems and each MOC-Mk 2 connected to the system databus contain such a node.  Together, these nodes form the virtual machine on which the TACTICOS command and control software package runs.  TACTICOS System Management decides which part of TACTICOS runs on which node.  The decision is based on the availability, occupation, and degree of the nodes.

TACTICOS.  TACTICOS is a new command system that was designed by combining the best features of the Thomson-CSF (now Thales) TAVITAC 2000 and Signaal STACOS systems.

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Saab to Deliver Integrated Combat System for New Australian Replenishment Ships | Saab Group - 28 October 2016
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Defence and security company Saab has signed a contract with Spanish shipbuilder Navantia for the delivery of an integrated combat system for the two new Royal Australian Navy replenishment ships. The contract value is SEK 226 million.

The integrated combat system includes procurement of combat system equipment including the helicopter control radar and decoy system. Saab will also provide combat system engineering services including system design, integration and integrated logistic support.

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The majority of the combat system engineering work will be undertaken in Adelaide with installation and acceptance testing of equipment to be completed in Spain.

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The Saab 9LV system is already in service with both the Anzac and Canberra Class ships and the selection of this capability for the two new replenishment ships further cements 9LV as the combat management system of choice for the Royal Australian Navy.

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9LV at the Heart of LHD | Saab Group - 22 March 2015
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At the heart of the newest and largest warship in the Royal Australian Navy, HMAS Canberra, lies the Saab 9LV Combat Management System.

Commissioned on 28 November 2014 the Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) is fitted with a Saab 9LV Combat Management System similar to the ANZAC FFH Class frigates. The CMS and weapon and sensor suite will be tasked with air and surface surveillance, self defence against asymetric threats, support for helicopter and watercraft operations, and an integrated Multi-Link capability.

New functionality added to the Saab 9LV CMS family for LHD includes support for Amphibious Operations and updates to allow integration of the new sensors and weapons. The Amphibious Operations suite also includes Aircraft Traffic Control (ATC) functions for the embarked LHD helicopters as well as potentially supporting other operational and civilian aircraft. The team at Saab Australia was responsible for the overall development and integration of the CMS.

Overall the Saab equipment onboard the LHD includes the 9LV Combat System with 10 consoles and the Sea Giraffe AMB 3D Air Search Radar.




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