On December 2, the General Directorate for Defence Investments and Armaments (GDAEE) awarded the contract for the sub-program “Supply of Anti-Torpedo Measures and Follow-on Support (FOS) with Option” to Leonardo SpA, thus getting closer to the signing of the agreement for the purchase of anti-torpedo measures for Hellenic Navy submarines.
The cost of the program amounts to 10 million euros, including contributions, and based on previous reports, it will be paid in four years. According to the relevant document posted on “Diavgeia”, the supply mainly includes:
- 48 MTE 103B (decoy) with NSN: 5865-15-187-6534 (of total value 3,539,376 euros). These particular countermeasures divert the torpedo from its original target and will be delivered 18 to 24 months from the contract effective date.
- 72 JAM 102 (jammer) with NSN: 5865-15-187-6578 (of total value 3,744,000 euros). These emit high-intensity and wide-range noise that covers the noise of the submarine but also the return of the torpedoes. Their delivery will take place in 24 to 30 months from the contract effective date.
The “Option” concerns the following:
- 14 MTE 103B (decoy) with NSN: 5865-15-187-6534 (of total value 1,032,318 euros), which will be delivered in 18 months from the option effective date.
- 21 JAM 102B (jammer ) with NSN: 5865-15-187-6578 (of total value 1,092,000 euros) to be delivered in 24 months from the option effective date.
The program budget amounts to 10 million euros and it aims to improve the survivability of the submarines during operations, while the Director of the General Directorate for Defense Investments and Armaments (GDDIA) was authorized to proceed with the preparation and signing of the contract.
Leonardo SpA has been nominated interim project contractor in June.
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