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IAI Introduces: BLUE WHALE Large AUV
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has unveiled a large autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) called BLUE WHALE designed for covert intelligence gathering in the sea and coastal waters. The AUV can perform a significant portion of the operations of a manned submarine for several weeks without the need for operators on board. It is equipped with two types of sonars, a radar, EO sensors, and a satellite communications terminal mounted on a telescopic mast.
RAFAEL Introduced an Anti-Torpedo Defense Suite for Surface Ships
RAFAEL and its partly owned subsidiary DSIT have developed a comprehensive torpedo defense suite for surface ships. The system was unveiled at IMDEX Asia 2023 exhibition. The system is comprised of sensors and countermeasures. Two sensors are included - the MONKFISH provides Torpedo Threat Detection and Alert System (TDAS), and the BLACKFISH hull-mounted sonar (HMS) sensors provide continuous security alerts, detect, classify, track, and alert on incoming torpedoes.
Modernizing the Submarine Fleet
As work on the seventh, and last Astute Class attack submarines begins, design work is already underway on the Dreadnought - the future class of submarine that will become Britains' strategic nuclear-powered missile submarine in the 2030s.
Singapore Technologies’ Hybrid Mini UAV Can Fly and Dive
This hybrid drone can fly for 15 minutes, dive underwater and operate sonar sensors for 3 hour underwater surveillance missions.
ACTAS Sonar Systems for the Indian Navy
ATLAS ELEKTRONIK and the Indian Ministry of Defense have signed a contract for the delivery of six active towed array sonar systems (ACTAS) for the Indian Navy. The total contract volume is approximately 40 million Euros. Delivery of the first system is planned for 2016.
ATLAS North America acquires US based sonar company MSTL
ATLAS North America LLC. (ANA) has acquired the business of Marine Sonic Technology (MSTL), Ltd., based in Yorktown, Virginia, USA, via an asset deal....
Innovative underwater camera could transform future submarines’ sensors
Researchers at Israel’s Technion Institute of Technology are developing a ‘virtual periscope’ that could enable submariners to look at objects floating of flying above...
Sonardyne Maritime Security Delivers Largest Sentinel Order to Asian Customer
Sonardyne International has announced the delivery of its largest ever order of Sentinel Intruder Detection Sonar systems to an undisclosed country in Asia. The...
Autonomous ASW: The Predator Becoming a Prey
In three years the US Navy could have a prototype of an autonomous anti-submarine warfare vessel that will be able to detect, track and shadow any type of submarine, including ultra-quiet diesel-electric subs, turning these undersea beast from predators into targets.
New Meta-Material Could Render Submarines Invisible to Sonar Detection
A research team from the University of Illinois, led by mechanical science and engineering professor Nicholas Fang, have demonstrated a technology that renders underwater...
U.S. Navy Awards Lockheed Martin Continued Submarine Sonar Upgrade through ARCI...
Lockheed Martin has won a U.S. Navy contract to continue supporting all sonar systems for U.S. submarines through the ARCI program. The current contract worth $84 million funds systems destined for Virginia class submarines currently under construction.
DSIT Announces New Asian Orders for AquaShield Diver Detection Systems
DSIT Solutions Ltd. From Israel is announcing at IMDEX three new order from Asian customers, for AquaShield Diver Detection Systems (DDS) worth US$5 million....