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|Raytheon and HAVELSAN Partner for FFG 7 Fleet Modernization With GENESIS Program|
TEWKSBURY, Mass., and
GENESIS successfully completed at-sea testing and delivery of the first system in 2007. The second and third ships were tested and delivered in 2008. GENESIS was developed for integration, including development; hardware and software testing; training; and maintenance services onboard eight of the frigates that are part of the Turkish fleet.
Originally initiated and designed by the Turkish Naval Forces Command for
the modernization of USS OLIVER HAZARD PERRY (FFG 7) class frigates, GENESIS
has been upgraded and implemented by HAVELSAN.
"In the context of such projects, the most challenging phase is the first
delivery. With the delivery of the third ship, GENESIS is a tested and proven
solution," said Dr.
"Today, the GENESIS-implemented frigates are preferred for critical missions, such as the participation of the TCG Giresun as part of an international joint task force fighting increasing piracy in the Gulf of Aden. With the GENESIS system -- originally developed by the Turkish Navy and transferred to HAVELSAN after the completion of successful sea trials -- FFG 7 class frigates around the world can significantly improve their combat intelligence and ability to take action to counter threats."
Raytheon IDS' Charles "Tom" Bush, vice president of Seapower Capability Systems, said:
"The GENESIS solution transforms the FFG 7 combat system, giving it outstanding capability to meet today's threats by improving sensor integration, information management, and by reducing reaction times -- all critical capabilities for a modern, front-line combatant. Together, the Raytheon-HAVELSAN team has provided a complete and affordable solution to modernize and optimize the effectiveness of these tough, multi-mission ships in service in allied fleets around the world."
The cooperation of HAVELSAN and
Integrated Defense Systems is