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Atlas Elektronic Sets Up Canadian Unit

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Atlas Elektronik Canada Founded

(Source: Atlas Elektronic; issued Sept. 24, 2012)

VICTORIA, Canada / BREMEN, Germany --- The Atlas Elektronik Group, a worldwide-acting company for maritime defence electronics, has founded a subsidiary in Canada. Atlas Elektronik Canada Ltd has been set up to establish a strong and reliable partnership with the Royal Canadian Navy and Canadian authorities. As potential main contractor, Atlas Elektronik Canada will provide Atlas products and solutions for current and future Canadian users.

For decades now Atlas has been offering a broad range of sonars and sensors, command and control systems for submarines and surface combatants, heavyweight torpedoes and corresponding countermeasures, mine warfare systems, unmanned underwater vehicles, as well as coastal surveillance systems. To round off its broad palette, Atlas offers a comprehensive range of support services, both before and after delivery of the products.

Dieter Rottsieper and Volker Paltzo, Managing Directors of the Atlas Elektronik Group, stated: “We believe in a strong demand for Atlas products and capabilities to support Royal Canadian Navy. We are happy to extend our presence in Canada and to establish a subsidiary. We look forward to creating new partnerships with Canadian authorities and companies”.

Rick Gerbrecht, Head of Atlas Elektronik Canada: “The Atlas Elektronik Group possesses a proud heritage in serving navies with quality-assured products delivered within a firm fixed-price environment. Our product portfolio will offer the Royal Canadian Navy both ‘non-orphan’ and mature capability into either warships or crafts of opportunity. We are positioned to deliver proven and leading solutions in areas such as mine detection and disposal, sonar, command and control in support of the Royal Canadian Navy and the National Shipbuilding as well as Procurement Strategy effort.”

Today, the Atlas Elektronik Group employs more than 1900 experts worldwide at various locations and subsidiaries. Atlas hires the best staff from the corresponding areas of specialization. Over 5,000 patents held by the Atlas Elektronik Group bears witness to the ongoing innovative energy of its workforce. In promoting the personal development and advancement of its specialists in the field of maritime high technology, Atlas cooperates closely with universities and research institutes.

Atlas Elektronik Canada is headquartered in Victoria BC onsite of the Vancouver Island Technology Park.

Atlas Elektronik Canada Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Atlas Elektronik GmbH of Bremen, Germany and serves the Canadian market with a specific focus on Command & Control, sonar, and unmanned vehicles. Atlas Elektronik Canada is strategically located in proximity to the Royal Canadian Navy’s Pacific Fleet and a NSPS Shipyard and is capable of providing any of the Atlas Group products as well as a broad range of associated technical and logistics support services for the entire product life cycle.

The Atlas Elektronik Group stands for maritime and naval solutions above and below the ocean surface. The company holds a leading position in all fields of maritime high technology, from command & control systems including radio & communication systems for submarines, surface combatants and mine warfare systems and ranging to heavyweight torpedoes, coastal surveillance systems and in-service support. Atlas has established a worldwide customer portfolio. The electronics specialist is a joint company of ThyssenKrupp and EADS and has a workforce of 1900 highly skilled employees.