- HF reception and
- IFF and GPS.
|CALLISTO locked in the mounting system of a communications mast aboard the Type U212A submarine U35.|
(All photos: Gabler Maschinenbau GmbH)
CALLISTO can be integrated in different locations in the submarine: in the upper deck, in a mounting system in the sail, or as a hoistable mast. Thereby, this system is not only applicable for new-construction submarine designs, but also in case of refit/modernisation of in-service submarines.
The CALLISTO float can be equipped with an extremely wide range of different sensors. In addition to the aforementioned communications means, the float can also be fitted with options such as radar early warning device and/or optronic systems. This communications system now forms an integral part of the German Navy’s two Type U212A Batch 2 submarines. After successful integration and technical acceptance, the next step is to test CALLISTO in a series of deep water trials that will be accomplished during the first half of 2015.
|CALLISTO in retracted position integrated in the sail.|