L-3 SAM Electronics has been awarded a contract to retrofit state-of-the-art propulsion control and automation systems aboard the Taiwanese Navy’s Ta Kuan hydrographic and oceanographic research vessel.
The 93-metre-long vessel, built by Fincantieri at its shipyard in Muggiano, La Spezia, Italy in 1995, carries out operations in domestic waters as well as the South China Sea on behalf of Taiwan’s governmental National Science Council and other research institutes. The completion of the retrofit is planned for later this year.
Facilities to be supplied and installed by L-3 SAM Electronics comprise an eco-friendly propulsion concept for optimizing drive redundancy and reliability of the existing motors, as well as a high-performance control unit to handle complex monitoring and control tasks.
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