DA-Group participates in Indian Navy project
Ground-breaking public and private collaboration in the Indian defense sector
The design development of the recently awarded contract worth ₹6,311.32 crore (~800 M€) for the construction of eight Anti-Submarine Warfare Shallow Water Craft (ASWSWCs) to M/s Cochin Shipyard Ltd. (CSL) by Indian Navy will be a joint collaboration effort between CSL, M/s Smart Engineering & Design Solutions (India) Private Ltd. of India (SEDS) and DA-Group subsidiary Surma Ltd., Finland (Surma). In what is to be one of the most technologically advanced naval combatant platforms to be commissioned by the Indian Navy, the design will have features only found in other naval powerhouses. The vessel design shall be collaboratively developed by SEDS & CSL, with SEDS doing the basic part and CSL the rest.
SEDS CEO, Antony Prince remarked “It is a great testament to the achievements made by CSL, which have built the first indigenous aircraft carrier, that they have bagged another prestigious order from the Indian Navy. We are honored that CSL has put their faith in us in this collaborative effort and we are certain that with CSL’s track record of delivering excellent quality vessels in both commercial and defence sectors and with the aid of Surma, a world leader in their field of naval survivability, we will achieve the highest quality and on time delivery of these naval platforms to the Indian Navy. This project will strengthen India’s coastal defence capabilities and will continue to elevate India to the ranking of strongest navies in the world. We hope this will be a model for future public and private partnerships in the Indian defense sector as promoted by the Indian Government. Surma is synonymous with signature management in the naval design sector and their knowledge in this domain is unparalleled and sought after by many navies from around the world.”
Surma, CEO, Kristian Tornivaara has this to say on their participation to this project “This project is for us an important demonstration on how comprehensive and practical approach to combat survivability management can enhance the operational capabilities and increase the safety level without adding the building or operation costs of a ship. We are utilizing our one-model concept and fast simulation codes enabling efficient signature and other required analysis. We are pleased to work with CSL and SEDS competent ship designers to fulfill the very challenging end-customer requirements. It has been fortunate to have open dialogue and truly integrate the management of combat survivability features as an integral part of the ship design process.”
CSL is the largest shipbuilding facility in India. It is part of a line of maritime-related facilities in the port-city of Kochi, India.
SEDS provides complete design solutions from concept to production of ocean going, coastal, inland, and naval vessels.
DA-Group delivers advanced embedded technology solutions for the most demanding environments from seabed to space.
Surma is part of DA-Group providing solutions for navy combat survivability management.
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DA-Group is a provider of advanced electronics and high technology solutions and products. We serve industrial, defence and space sector customers on a global scale. We are experts in embedded software solutions, FPGA designs, electronics, mechanics and RF, microwave and millimeter wave engineering. Our service portfolio covers the turnkey solutions: from R&T, product development and engineering, testing and validation, manufacturing to product lifecycle management. Established in 1995, the consolidated corporation employs over 100 professionals. The headquarters are located in Forssa with offices in Tampere, Helsinki and Turku. www.da-group.com
Surma is the leading provider of comprehensive navy combat survivability solutions. We offer survivability management services, systems, software tools and education internationally for navies, shipyards and other stakeholders in the field. Our offering consists of susceptibility and vulnerability analysis services, management of electromagnetic environment, as well as variety of design support, research and development. We also provide complete systems, e.g. degaussing system and loading computers for navies. Established in 2007, the company employs about 15 professionals in Helsinki, Finland. www.surma.ltd