J+S Ltd has been selected by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) as the suppliers of an integrated Torpedo Launcher System (TLS) for the New Royal Thailand Navy’s Frigate.
The contract was agreed upon in December 2013. The system will integrate with the ship’s Combat Management System (CMS) and Gyro compass. The J+S Ltd TLS is designed to fire a range of Mk44 and Mk 46 torpedoes and has the capability to be modified to fire the latest Mk54 torpedo.
Delivery will commence in March 2016 to DSME for installation on the new Frigate. Set-to-Work (STW) and Harbour Acceptance Trials (HAT) will follow leading to Sea Acceptance Trials (SAT) in 2017.
Andy Toms, Managing Director commented: “We are increasingly looking overseas for business growth opportunities and have identified East Asia and the ASEAN region of great potential. This order is a welcome boost to our Barnstaple based business and raises our profile internationally as an independent supplier of lightweight torpedo launchers. We have supplied and supported similar systems to the UK Royal Navy for many years and look forward to developing a strong business relationship with DSME and the Royal Thailand Navy.”
Press Release, March 12, 2014, 2014; Image: Wikimedia