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L-CAT tests Captas-1 towed sonar

24th September 2016 - 12:00 GMT | by Richard Thomas in Toulon


Thales and CNIM have trailed the use of a Captas-1 variable depth sonar on an L-Cat landing craft in the Mediterranean to further demonstrate the system's capability when fitted to small craft, according to company officials.

During a pre-Euronaval tour of military and industrial facilities in France from 19-23 September, CNIM and Thales officials revealed select details of the trials during a capability demonstration on board an L-Cat operated by the Marine Nationale.

The Captas-1 is one of a series of sonar arrays developed by Thales that are in service with a number of navies around the world, providing a

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Richard Thomas


Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas is the Senior Editor, Naval at Shephard Media. Richard joined the company in …

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