With the new Lloyd’s Naval Register EMC Rules (Register, 2016), a modern risk-based approach can be followed. This enables the use of commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) equipment, which is more cost-effective than dedicated maritime equipment, by using the ship’s structure and the installation as protection. This paper explains how these new Lloyd’s Naval EMC rules can be applied for modern naval shipbuilding.
An interference risk–based approach for naval vessels
Price development of naval ships has forced the industry to search for smarter solutions. Until recently this was not possible because the rule based approach demanded the use of maritime Eletromagnetic Compatibility Standards (EMC) that focused on equipment level.
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Damen Naval contracts RH Marine for new Anti-Submarine Warfare Frigates
Damen Naval has signed a contract with RH Marine as the first Dutch supplier for the new Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Frigates. RH Marine will supply the Integrated Mission Management System (IMMS), the Integrated Navigation Bridge System (INBS) and the Integrated Platform Management System (IPMS) for each of the four frigates for the Dutch and Belgian navies. The announcement of the cooperation follows the official contract signing on 29 June between the Dutch Ministry of Defence and Damen for the design, construction, and delivery of the new frigates.
RH Marine upgrades systems on the Royal Netherlands Navy ampihibious transport vessel Zr.Ms. Johan de Witt
RH Marine has started with a system upgrade and maintenance of the Zr.Ms. Johan de Witt, the amphibious transport ship of the Royal Netherlands Navy. All navigation, communication, and control systems on board will be renewed and all electrical components will be inspected.