KNM Maud Resumes SNMG1 Deployment

On 1 November 2021, the Armed Forces published a press release stating that the logistics vessel KNM Maud experienced instability with the ship technical system IPMS – a system that will facilitate automation, control and monitoring of the vessel’s equipment.

Personnel from the Defense Materiel (FMA) and technicians from the equipment supplier have worked together on board to troubleshoot, uncover and rectify the problem.

The outage was necessary for reasons of safe operation – we will always take care of that. The crew, Defense Materiel and the British supplier of IPMS have worked intensively for a couple of weeks, and we now have a sufficient basis for safe operation of the vessel and will therefore resume operations. There are still improvements to the system that Forsvarsmateriell will follow up, but as we consider it now, that work can be carried out at a later date, says Chief of the Navy, flag commander Trond Gimmingsrud.

KNM Maud is now resuming its mission in Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 (SNMG1) after undergoing thorough technical improvements and tests in the English port city of Portsmouth.

At the same time, it is a fact that some of the childhood diseases are still prevalent, especially with the ship technical computer system. We are in close dialogue with the British supplier, and optimistic that this will be resolved, but for security reasons there will be an outage until everything is resolved, said Chief of the Navy, Rear Admiral Rune Andersen in early November.

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