René Bertelsen also said that after integrating Special Operation Forces (SOF) payloads to the Cube, SH Defence is now working at integrating mines to the system. The Cube system will be one of the key features of the future OPV designed by OMT for the Royal Danish Navy (with 23 Cube positions integrated in the design).
Regarding the Adaptable Strike Frigate, John Bulmer from BAE Systems Naval Ships, said “We’ve been thinking about the technologies that will drive the future frigates, so we’ve come up with a concept of an Adaptable Strike Frigate and we think amongst the technology themes, the modularity, the ability to bring on and off different capabilities within the same ship, all as part of a bigger system of systems approach, will be absolutely essential. So as part of that […] we’ve been looking to work with SH Defence and we’ve been now cooperating for a number of months, with lots of usefull meetings around how The Cube system works and how it will ultimately get fitted into our concep”.
About “The Cube”
The Cube consists of standard modules that fulfill common demands. But it is also possible to order custom-made modules that fit specific needs. The innovative shell is designed to protect the equipment and ensure it is fully reliable and operating seamlessly in both arctic areas and regions with extreme heat. All equipment is tested and proven and already in use by naval vessels worldwide.
The modules fit ISO-standard container footprint sizes 20’ to 40’ and can easily be transported overland by train or truck or via airplane. There is no need for special transports. Furthermore, the equipment can be quickly exchanged in any harbor and only requires a flat loading surface. And once onboard the modules are “plug and play” ready to use.