Thales to Supply AWWS Fire Control Cluster for Dutch and Belgian ASW Frigates

Date: Issue 123 - July 2023

COMMIT and Thales have signed a contract for the production and delivery of the AWWS (Above Water Warfare System) fire control cluster and sensor suite for the four new ASW Frigates that Damen Naval will build for the Belgian and Netherlands’ Navies. This contract follows the development contract signed in 2018.

Thales will deliver the AWWS fire control cluster that continuously generates the best solution for each approaching threat in every environment. AWWS is a cutting-edge warfare suite that helps the ship’s crew to counter and neutralize high-velocity and complex saturation attacks by continuously analyzing and optimizing the tactical environment and deployment of resources. This integrated radar and fire control system combines information from several sensors, including radars.