07 Feb 2023
A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the companies to develop the use of CUBE for the launching, laying and storage of sea mines. Kristian Tornivaara, Chief Business Officer at DA-Group Defence and Aerospace, said: “We are excited to start the collaboration with SH Defence. They are now taking real action and provide world navies the future proof modular solution for naval minelaying. We have been working with sea mines and mission modularity for years and we have seen the need for such a system. This is also the reason for SUMICO patent, which now can be utilized in Cube System to enhance navies’ operational capabilities and flexibility.”
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SH Defence, DA-Group and FORCIT Defence signed a multiparty Meromandum of Understanding to develop the use of the CUBE for launching, laying and storing sea mines
SH Defence, Denmark; DA-Group and FORCIT Defence, both located in Finland, have signed a multiparty Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to corporate and jointly explore the potential in the development of launching, laying, and storing sea mines designed by and manufactured by DA-Group and FORCIT, such as but not limited to the BLOCKER and TURSO sea mines, into the Containerized Multi-Mission Module system called The Cube™ System.
The cooperation will be based on SH Defence’s modular mission concept, The Cube™ System with associated handling equipment, and will include design and conception; supported with DA-Group patented modular SUMICO naval minelaying concept.
Lars Gullaksen, Area Sales Director, SH Defence, said: “The Cube™ System from SH Defence is rapidly becoming the standard within modularization of maritime mission capabilities for naval, coastguard, and SAR vessels around the world, especially within NATO and around the Baltic Sea. Hence our motto The Cube – changing the game at sea. Modern naval vessels must be capable of carrying out different missions and roles both in peacetime and wartime. Therefore, the easy and rapid exchange of capabilities is an increasing requirement for new buildings and the retrofit of naval vessels.” He continued: “The Cube™ System, currently available with more than 300 different payloads from approximately 160 vendors, offers a flexible and cost-efficient solution that enables reconfiguration of a vessel in only a few hours. This partnership with DA-Group and FORCIT allows us to jointly develop the multi-mission capabilities and expand the portfolio of payloads to include the most modern sea mines for the adaptability of both Scandinavian, NATO, and other navies.”
Kristian Tornivaara, Chief Business Officer at DA-Group Defence and Aerospace, said: “We are excited to start the collaboration with SH Defence. They are now taking real action and provide world navies the future proof modular solution for naval minelaying. We have been working with sea mines and mission modularity for years and we have seen the need for such a system. This is also the reason for SUMICO patent, which now can be utilized in Cube System to enhance navies’ operational capabilities and flexibility.”
Hannu Hytti, Executive Vice President, Forcit Defence, said: “Forcit Defence has been developing and manufacturing modern naval mines since 1988. Recent developments in the security environment have emphasized the importance of sea denial and naval mine capabilities. With this partnership with SH Defence and DA Group we are able to provide world class full spectrum naval capabilities for maritime defence."
About the companies
DA-Group serves security, defence and space organizations internationally. The Finnish private owned technology corporation designs and manufactures advanced spaceﬂight, RF, microwave and digital systems, subsystems and units, having a strong history of technology development for defence and space applications. The main focus is on underwater and electronic warfare systems, naval combat survivability and signature management, space sensors and space situational awareness.
FORCIT Defence is one of the leading suppliers of Insensitive Munition Defence Systems. Forcit Defence is a global system supplier that operates in the naval, land and air domains and a partner for other international system providers in the Defence business. Forcit Defence has served different armed forces for more than 100 years focusing on area denial and anti-access systems.
SH Defence, part of SH Group A/S, provides smart-handling solutions for naval, coastguard, and SAR vessels, including The Cube™ future-proof containerized multi-mission modules, launch and recovery systems (LARS), winches, cranes, stern-boat cradles and launchers, hangar and mission bay doors, etc. SH Group was founded in 1974 and employs more than 350 engineers and technicians, providing handling solutions for defence and commercial vessels.
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