At IDEX 2017, the UAE company Siham Al Khaleej Technology (SAKT), together with Leonardo and MBDA, is presenting “SIHAM3”, described as an innovative and cost-effective weapon system providing a comprehensive, stand-alone anti-air and anti-surface capability for all types of warships.
This industrial cooperation will be officially announced during the show. A mock-up of the system is on display at the SAKT booth (B-0004) at NAVDEX. The “Made in the UAE” system will be developed, produced, assembled and integrated by the three parties together.
SAKT will be responsible for integration of the SIHAM3 weapon system, which combines two Leonardo products: the OTO Marlin WS 30mm Naval Gun and the Medusa MK4/B Electro-Optical Fire Control System (EO-FCS) providing a stand-alone capability to detect and track air and surface targets. The system is completed with an MBDA Twin Air Defence Mistral missile launcher on a single mounting.
The system can be controlled by a single operator and will allow for a significant reduction in the ship’s installation requirement thanks to the single-mounted system. A future evolution of the SIHAM3 will allow integration with a Combat Management System (CMS).
SAKT is a UAE company focused on designing, manufacturing, integrating and providing after-sales support of maritime system solutions, and on transfer of technology from primary international partners to customers in the Middle East and North Africa.