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Thales sonar for Type 26 frigates

17th July 2017 - 10:07 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Thales has received a contract from BAE Systems to equip the Royal Navy’s first three Type 26 frigates with its anti-submarine warfare sonar, the company announced on 12 July.

The company will supply its Sonar 2087 system - a towed array system that allows vessels to hunt submarines at considerable distances and detect them beyond the range from which they can launch an attack.

The Type 26 will be deployed for a range of missions by the Royal Navy, from anti-submarine warfare operations to humanitarian assistance.

Phil Jones, head of maritime missions systems, Thales, said: 'We are pleased to be able to announce this contract with BAE Systems which re-affirms our market position as a world class provider of anti-submarine warfare sensors and systems.

'It’s fantastic news to see our Sonar 2087 variable depth sonar deployed on the Type 26 platform based on the pedigree of the in-service equipment on the Type 23 and the latest inboard processing to provide an enduring capability for the Royal Navy.'

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