According to HENSOLDT, the value of the order is more than EUR 5 million and this is the second order from this customer.
“As a retrofit solution for the periscope previously used by the customer, the SERO250S is ideal,” said Andre Stascheit, Head of the Marine Business Unit at HENSOLDT Optronics. “The variant of the periscope, which we will deliver in spring 2024, allows submarines to adapt more flexibly to changing operating conditions in all weather and light conditions.”
The periscope SERO250 system enables the user to monitor surface and air activity, in order to collect navigational data and to detect and identify targets. The system also provides video signals for parallel observation either on Bulkhead mounted display, CMS or with a stand-alone console. The SERO250 design philosophy has been conditioned by the requirement to enable a simple, rapid and cost-effective retrofit into any submarine platform. To achieve this, HENSOLDT Optronics has engineered a straightforward ‘drop-in’ installation through the existing hull penetration, in order to avoid the need for hull modifications and thereby retaining the existing bearings, seals, and hydraulic hoist mechanisms.
All SERO250 Human Machine Interface (HMI) functionality resides on a compact ocular box display unit, which is mounted directly below the Direct View binocular eyepiece. This self-contained unit includes system settings, camera displays, target information, system status, and communication. As an option, a remote HMI console display can be fitted to a bulkhead mount. The SERO 250 can also be integrated into a submarine Combat Management System for remote control capability.
To ease integration the SERO 250 can be operationed as a stand-alone system or be integrated into existing or renewed Combat Management Systems. The periscope system enables the user to monitor surface and air activity, to collect navigational data and to detect and identify targets. It also provides video signals for parallel observation either on CMS or with a stand-alone console.
According to HENSOLDT, the SERO250 periscope is available in an attack and search version, SERO250A and SERO 250S.
The SERO250S is additionally equipped with active laser and passive stadiametric range finding.