Minutes of Meetings :
MIL-Spec Ship's Cable - "We told you so in 1995"

Naval Combat Suite

Extracts from

Information Management System

Progress Meeting No. 2

Minutes

Venue :

Unit 5, 67 Rosmead Avenue, Kenilworth, Cape Town 

Date :

Friday, 1995-02-17. 

Time :

09:00. 

 

Attendance

 Present :

P.A. Meiring

(Chairman)

(PAM)

IMS:A

Armscor

Ltd Cdr J.J. Pienaar

 

(JJP)

POPS:CS

SAN NET

D.C. Law-Brown

 

(DCL-B)

SINC:SE

UEC Projects

T.J. Newington

 

(TJN)

SINC:IMS

UEC Projects

H.A. Biljon

 

(HAB)

SINC:PFM

UEC Projects

R.M. Young

(Secretary)

(RMY)

IMS:C

CI Systems

H.G. Kruger

 

(HGK)

IMS Project Leader

CI Systems

O.M. Strydom

 

(OMS)

IMS Development Engineer

CI Systems

E.J. de Villiers

 

(EJD)

IMS Development Engineer

CI Systems

Apologies

None

Absent

None.

Additional Distribution

D.G. Erasmus       APMS:LOG            [Armscor]

 


10.10 Fibre Optic Cable

CI Systems advised that a decision regarding fibre optic cable was required in order to make further progress with the fibre plant design as well as provide a final offer regarding IMS development. The main issue was whether to use locally manufactured cable (i.e. from ATC) or SAFENET-specified cable (manufactured in the USA). Local cable would be less expensive, but would probably not comply to the requirements of the system specification. ATC had also proved unreliable, both in this project as well as Project Oyster. SAFENET-specified cable was significantly more expensive, but would be more dependable as well as meet all, if not most specified requirements.

It was decided after thorough analysis , that fibre optic cable with the following attributes would be used for the CS :


Approval

 

Chairman

            
   

Name

Signature

Date

   

P.A. Meiring
IMS:A

       

Secretary

           
   

Name

Signature

Date

   

R.M. Young
IMS:C

   

1995-03-06

 


Reference  :  LAN Technology Trade-off Study - Report on New Generation Naval Combat Suite