Providing a strong presence and the ability of performing special tasks whenever necessary are even more important at sea than on land. The solution: flexible offshore patrol vessels (OPVs). Although the goal is to deploy as many OPVs as needed for the required presence, equipping all units so that they are able to meet all the operational requirements is hardly a financeable option.
The solution: a modular system.
The "ATLAS Integrated Mission System" (AIMS) by ATLAS ELEKTRONIK is the core element of a solution that covers the basic requirements of an OPV, including the equipment needed for ship handling (bridge) and the command system and, in addition, offers the possibility of including various modules for the full integration of special operational capabilities.
AIMS comprises an integrated bridge system, external and internal communication channels, baseline functions of command & control including the basic suite of weapons, video and data networks as well as comprehensive documentation possibilities. When it is expanded by special mission modules, AIMS is able to unfold its real power: changing payloads, integrated into e.g. standard containers and connected to the bridge system via LAN, offer rapid switching of operational possibilities. Whether the need is for mine countermeasures or coastal protection, hydrography or underwater reconnaissance, providing a floating hospital or combating oil spills – with AIMS, any vessel can quickly become a dedicated platform surpassing its normal patrol duties by far. What is more, it is possible to retrofit vessels already in service.