Thales integrated sonar suite selected for Spanish Navy’s new multi-mission frigates

The General Directorate for Armament and Material (DGAM) and the naval shipyard Navantia have selected Thales technologies for the Spanish Navy’s five new multi-mission frigates. The vessels’ anti-submarine warfare (ASW) capability, based on two world-class sonars, the CAPTAS 4 Compact and the BlueMaster, and the BlueScan digital acoustic system, will be integrated through Navantia Combat Management System SCOMBA F110 and…

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AN/AQS-20C Sonar System Completes Developmental Testing

February 26, 2019 – The Navy announced completion of developmental testing for the AN/AQS-20C mine-hunting sonar system at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Panama City Division, Feb. 26. The AQS-20C is the next generation of the AN/AQS-20 system designed to be incorporated into the Littoral Combat Ship Mine Countermeasures Mission Package. The system consists of four sonar arrays: two side-looking arrays;…

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Elbit Systems’ Seagull USV Completed Intensive Sea Tests with Kraken’s KATFISH Sonar

December 18, 2018 – Elbit Systems’ SeagullTM multi-mission Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) recently completed a series of rigorous sea tests operating the Kraken Robotic Systems Inc.’s KATFISH Synthetic Aperture Sonar (SAS) towed system. These tests are an addition to a successful series of Mine Counter Measures (MCM) tests and exercises conducted by the Seagull over the past two years, including…

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US Navy Contract Announcement November 7, 2018

Canadian Commercial Corp., Ontario, Canada, is awarded a $9,999,999 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the refurbishment and manufacturing of the TR-343 transducer tube assemblies in support of the repair of TR-343 sonar transducers. The transducer tube assemblies are a critical component of the TR-343 transducer used in the AN/SQS-53C hull-mounted sonar array subsystem for the AN/SQQ-89(V) acoustic sonar weapons system. Work…

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Sonar Trials and Testing Facility in Tasmania

Thales Australia is looking to make Tasmania the home of a state-of-the-art trials and test facility for submarine and surface ship sonar systems. Thales Australia, the University of Tasmania, Australian Maritime College and AMOG Consulting today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to investigate the establishment of the facility. The potential locations being investigated for the facility are located in…

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French Navy’s future nuclear-powered submarine to carry Thales next-generation sonar system

The French defence procurement agency (DGA) has awarded Thales a 42-month contract to conduct a set of studies and technological developments for a sonar system to be equipped on France’s future third-generation nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine (SNLE 3G). These developments take into account current and future threat environment and support Thales’s efforts to complete design and qualification of a large…

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Tata Power SED collaboration with DSIT Solutions of Israel for supply of Portable Diver Detection Sonar to Indian Navy

Tata Power Strategic Engineering Division (Tata Power SED) announced today the receipt of a Contract for the supply of Portable Diver Detection Sonar (PDDS) for Indian Naval applications from Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD). This Contract is a part of “Make in India” initiative and the second contract under the MoD procurement category “Buy and Make (India)” signed by MoD.…

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Sparton & Ultra Electronics USSI Joint Venture for Sonobuoy Tech Systems Awarded $14.8M in Foreign Sales Contracts

August 11, 2017 – Sparton Corporation and Ultra Electronics USSI, a subsidiary of Ultra Electronics Holdings plc (ULE), announce the award of subcontracts valued at $14.8 million from their ERAPSCO/SonobuoyTech Systems joint venture. ERAPSCO/SonobuoyTech Systems will provide manufacturing subcontracts in the amount of $7.4 million to Ultra Electronics USSI and $7.4 million to Sparton De Leon Springs LLC. Production will…

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