Low-Frequency Dipping Sonar on a Rigid-Hulled Inflatable BoatLFATS' Competitive Advantages for Undersea Warfare in Shallow Waters
The shift of naval interest from blue-water fleet operations to flexible, rapid response operations in littorals, combined with the proliferation of diesel-powered submarines presents a difficult problem to nations operating surface forces. [Click here to read more.]
It is the threat from diesel-electric submarines (SSK) that drives the specific requirements for active/passive low-frequency anti-submarine warfare (ASW) sonar. The quiet, modern SSK operating in shallow waters is difficult to defend against when it possesses modern torpedos and surface-to-surface cruise missiles that have effective ranges that can exceed 70 km. [Click here to read more.]
L3 Communications Wins Sonar Contract From Agusta
L3 Communications announced that it has signed a design and development phase contract for its Helicopter Long-Range Active Sonar (HELRAS) for Agusta (a Finmeccanica-owned company).
The initial funding is valued at $7.5 million this year, with the potential of $50 million. [Click here to read more.]