C4iSR: Maritime

New periscope, optronic mast for Pakistan Agosta 90B submarines

25 October 2016

Key Points

  • Pakistan Navy Agosta 90B submarines will be modernised with the SERO 250 periscope and OMS 200 optronic mast
  • STM is prime contractor for the Agosta 90B upgrade

Airbus DS Optronics - shortly to be rebranded under the Hensoldt imprint - is to replace the existing search and attack periscopes on the Pakistan Navy's three Agosta 90B submarines with a new search periscope and a low profile optronic mast.

The three Agosta 90B boats were commissioned into the Pakistan Navy between 1999 and 2008. The first boat, PNS Khalid , was built by what was DCN - now DCNS - at its Cherbourg yard in northern France; the second, PNS Saad, was assembled by Karachi Shipbuilding and Engineering Works (KS&EW) from a materiel kit; and the third, PNS Hamza, was built locally by KS&EW.

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  • Mk 20 Electro-Optical Sensor System (EOSS)

    Type Naval Fire-Control System (FCS). Development In 2005, following a competitive procurement process, Kollmorgen Electro-Optical (acquired by L-3 Communications in February 2012 and now operating as L-3 KEO) was chosen to provide the US Navy (USN) with an EOSS as part of the CG-47


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