Nexeya to produce six LYNCEA Combat Management Systems for the French Navy

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Nexeya France, a HENSOLDT company, has received an order of 6 LYNCEA Combat Management Systems (CMS) by French shipyard SOCARENAM. This is following a competition organized by the French procurement agency DGA, HENSOLDT has announced on 18th May. The CMS will equip the French Navy’s offshore patrol vessels (OPV) beginning in 2021.

Jérôme Giraud, Nexeya France’s CEO said: “Nexeya and all its employees are proud to have been selected in this competition. This will strengthen our position in the OPV market and offers us important prospects in France and abroad.”

LYNCEA offers a tactical datalink that increases operational capacities to communicate with the ship’s Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats and commandos. The CMS also offers additional capacities to store and analyse data collected by the ship’s unmanned aerial vehicle.

Nexeya’s LYNCEA system is already in use on board of six offshore patrol vessels and six surveillance frigates of the FLOREAL class. With this order, Nexeya France strengthens its leadership position in innovative, effective and competitive solutions for French OPVs.

The Combat Management Systems are developed in Toulon and Angoulême. This order represents about 13,000 working hours for Nexeya’s engineers and technicians.

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LYNCEA Combat Management System

What’s LYNCEA?

LYNCEA is an embedded naval surveillance and defence CMS, for use on patrol boats and surveillance frigates. It enables the creation, maintenance, and monitoring of the tactical picture using on-board sensors (radar, optronic devices, sonar, electronic warfare, AIS, ADS-B, NATO or non-NATO data link). Designed with a modular architecture, the equipment can be gradually integrated into LYNCEA, offering the capacity to evolve and adapt to shores.

It also ensures the management of arms and facilitates decision-making, using powerful graphics tools combined with an intuitive, ergonomic and easy-to-use interface. LYNCEA is especially suitable for state action missions at sea (surveillance of maritime zones, sea police, fight against trafficking, public service missions, rescue) and above water warfare. It uses the latest signal processing technologies in order to increase the detection distance of small targets (+ 25% compared with a standard navigation radar).

LYNCEA is available in 5 versions: LYNCEA MOBILE for fast boats, LYNCEA PATROL for patrol boats, LYNCEA COMBAT for heavily armed patrol boats, LYNCEA COMMAND for command centres, and LYNCEA TRAINING for training centres.