ICCS - EID warship communication systems completes customers milestones

Published 22 December 2020

EID’s high performance Integrated Communication and Control System (ICCS) continues to reach important customer projects milestones, both for new and modernized warships.

Recently, the first of two Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment (AOR) ships, NUSHIP Supply (II), that is the lead ship of Supply class, arrived to Australia after a voyage from Navantia shipyard in Ferrol, Spain, where it was built. EID supplied its custom-made ICCS for this class of vessels, through a contract celebrated with the shipyard in 2017.

Working together with Raytheon Australia in April 2020, EID also supplied its ICCS Hardware and Software simulator for the Supply class AOR’s. This allow operators to gain a quicker and better understanding of the communications’ system on-board, as well as optimises its management and maintenance.

EID has also increased the presence of its ICCS among the Middle Eastern countries, after the handover of an offshore patrol vessel (OPV) to the Bahrain Defence Forces, previously known as HMS Clyde (P257) while in service to the Royal Navy. The vessel, renamed as RBNS Al Zubarah, is equipped with the EID’s ICCS, which was updated before the transfer.

In the last quarter of 2020 EID also performed several ICCS related services for ongoing warships modernization projects, such has:
- Factory acceptance tests, setting to work and
- Sea acceptance tests for the Portuguese and Royal Netherlands navies.

In addition, the company provided a fully Integrated Communications’ System (ICS) for an undisclosed African Navy, which includes not only the ICCS but also other on-board communication’ subsystems.

EID’s ICCS was designed to completely automate and integrate any type of warship’s communications, such as Patrol Boats, Frigates, Aircraft Carriers and Submarines. Utilising secure and reliable transmission techniques, the ICCS provides the necessary means for interchanging and gathering information within a network-centric environment. More information about the system is available here.