The Spanish company Ibatech is responsible for the design of the chemical detection system for the five corvettes that the state shipyard Navantia is building in its center in San Fernando (Cádiz) for the Royal Saudi Navy.
The company, specialized in CBRN defense equipment (Nuclear, Radiological, Biological and Chemical), recently delivered the fourth of the acquired systems. Ibatech affirms that this new equipment allows “the integration of multiple measurement points, against the presence of dangerous chemical agents or industrial toxins CWA / TIC, which can be installed both on deck and in the protected area of the ship, the citadel.
The system, integrated into the ship’s Platform Control System, has a central control unit, which monitors in real time and remotely both the alarms and the status of each of the sensors, and also incorporates modules for maintenance and simulation.
Navantia launched the first of five corvettes for Saudi Arabia last July. The next milestone in the program will take place in November with the launch of the second of the ships. The project involves dozens of spanish equipment and system suppliers, including Ibatech.
At present, CBRN detection is gaining greater relevance in naval platforms, as it is part, not only of the ship’s security system, but also within the operational and interoperability standards.
From Ibatech highlight the importance of the ESCUDO project of the Coincidente program of the Subdirectorate General for Technology and Innovation Planning (Sdg Platin), which allowed the development of a communications system and integration software for CBRN detection systems for any type of platform such as vehicles, ships or critical infrastructure.