Project: SEA 1180 Arafura Class Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV)
Contractor: L3 Harris, Thales and EM Solutions
This project required a 19” cabinet solution to protect and house data and communications equipment as well as a communications bridge console for on-board the SEA 1180 Arafura Class Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV).
Commissioned in 2018, B&R collaborated with L3 Harris, Thales and EM Solutions to design and engineer a solution to meet the requirements of Luerssen and the Commonwealth of Australia.
Both the 19” cabinet and the bridge console products needed to be certified for EMC and vibration MIL-STD’s.
A 6 month pre-manufacturing desk-top study completed by B&R, took into account the needs and challenges of the project and produced simulated models, that could be viewed and approved virtually, without the need for a prototype.
Final production of the full order of cabinets and consoles for each of the OPV’s resulted in a solution which was 100% fit for purpose and compliant to project requirements.
B&R has been formally acknowledged by the shipbuilder Luerssen, for the participation in delivering robustly engineered and constructed solutions.