The last few years have not been easy, but with cross-divisional cost-cutting measures and consistent implementation of current orders, Aeromaritime returned in calmer waters, so that today’s prospects look extremely good with all contracts delivered and no claims whatso ever from our clients.
Aeromaritime is recording new orders in all areas and intend to use this momentum to take further forward-looking steps. We are filling key positions with new personnel in order to generate sustainable growth again in the future.
Our core competencies continued to be in the area of “Integrated Communication Systems (ICS) for submarines and military surface vessels” which is by far the strongest in terms of sales and will remain so in the future. However, we are still the world market leader with our reliable submarine antennas for conventional submarines and also a leader in the Arab region with secure message handling systems (SAMMS). Our main core competence lies in full systems integration.
With the F-125 frigate, we have delivered a communications system that is unparalleled anywhere in the world in terms of both complexity and system stability since it is a complex open system as opposed to the conventional black box of competitors that allows continuous development through new added nodes when needed.
Fortunately, today the submarine antenna business is also growing significantly again. As a market leader for submarine antennas our development department is working very intensively on the next generation, so that we will be able to start the market launch at the end of 2021.
Furthermore, we put another focus on our secure message handling system SAMMS, which is used in more than 400 platforms and in maritime shore stations worldwide. You will find our reliable systems mainly in the Gulf region, but also in many other countries such as Norway. We are working at full speed on the successor systems generation 8 in order to be able to start again with extensive sales commitment after the pandemic has been contained.
For the future, digitalization is of course also an important issue for us, which is why we are already positioning ourselves accordingly today. Our core business however will continue to be system control with APCOS 4000 and the associated COSYMA software. Both will be in use on many naval vessels worldwide in 10 or even 20 years.
Over the next few years, we will continue to develop our systems and products to the latest technological standards, always keeping an ear close to the customer.