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Teledyne Gavia upgrades Turkish Navy AUVs

17th May 2018 - 08:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Teledyne Gavia has delivered Blueview MB2250 modules and associated PDS software for all Gavia AUVs operated by the Turkish Navy Mine Countermeasures (MCM) command in Erdek, Turkey, the company announced on 14 may.

The Blueview MB2250 will be used in combination with the existing Edgetch 2205 side scan sonars currently installed on Turkish Navy Gavia vehicles and will provide capabilities for side scan sonar nadir gapfill as well as providing high frequency multibeam data that can assist in detection and classification of mine like objects.

During mine countermeasures trials, use of the Teledyne BlueView MB2250 allowed the Gavia AUV to cover roughly 40% more area in a given time than the vehicle would have been able to cover without the use of gap fill.

The Blueview equipped Gavia AUVs will be used by the Turkish Navy MCM command either from vessels of opportunity or from the Aydin or Engin class minehunters to enhance existing MCM capabilities.

The Gavia AUV is an autonomous sensor platform that can carry payloads options including acoustic payloads for ASW training, various side scan sonars, multibeams, camera and an array of environmental sensors.

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