Providing reliable navigation information to the crew through BEN Marine product range
Atos press release
The purpose of an electromagnetic speed log (EM log) is to calculate and display the speed and the distance travelled through the water so that the crew can get real-time and reliable information to adjust their navigation. The system is necessary to operate the ship and brings key information to the navigation system.
CLETA integrates the latest technologies, is compliant with the latest International Maritime Organizations’ regulations and has an intuitive colorful design which makes it easy to use. A multifunction display includes speed-over-ground data from GPS, heading information (such as total or daily distance) and could be customized to display any additional information. The navigation team can also set up alarm thresholds to prevent any possible incidents.
Atos will notably equip the future Bouchard-class offshore patrol vessels (OPV) of the Argentine Navy with its new CLETA EM log. The Argentine Navy is already familiar with Atos’ BEN Marine navigation instruments which are installed onboard frigates and submarines and have proven robustness and reliability. The choice of the CLETA speed log reflects the solid long-term relationship between the two organizations.
“This electromagnetic speed log is the latest solution in the BEN Marine range of navigation instrumentation. It combines the well-known quality and reliability of BEN Marine products with the latest technologies to provide our client, whether civil or military, with a state-of-the-art navigation system for their vessels.”
Bruno Milard, Head of Business Unit Aerospace & Defense Electronics at Atos.
Atos’ CLETA speed log is fully designed and manufactured in Aix-en-Provence, France, and can display the information in any language on request.
For more information about the CLETA speed log and BEN Marine navigation products: https://atos.net/en/solutions/aerospace-defense-electronics/ben-marine-navigation-instruments
Naval News comments:
The second of the four Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPVs) ordered by Argentina was launched last month at Piriou’s Shipyards in Concarneau (Britany). Signed on June 22nd, 2018 in Buenos Aires, the contract for the delivery of four multi-mission ocean patrol vessels for the Argentinian Navy came into force on February 13th, 2019. This contract covers the delivery of L’Adroit–a vessel commissioned at the end of 2011 and operated by the French Navy before being modernized to become the A.R.A. Bouchard– as well as the construction of 3 new units with an enhanced design (known as OPV 87). The three new vessels are specially adapted to navigation in iced waters of the Southern Ocean, through a reinforcement of their structure.