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Euronaval 2016: Spotlight on smaller naval sonars

21st October 2016 - 12:22 GMT | by Richard Thomas in Paris


The ability for smaller warships and patrol vessels to have the ability to conduct meaningful sub-surface scanning was thrown into the spotlight during Euronaval, as Thales and Leonardo both showcased low-weight options.

While the high-end capabilities of the larger systems remain exclusive to larger frigates these stripped back variants enable lighter warships and OPVs some ASW and undersea detection capacity.

Thales unveiled its Captas-4 Compact, a version of the Captas-4, which provides frigate-sized and smaller vessels with ASW capability ‘to support collaborative combat at sea’. The Captas family are a range of systems available for the naval domain.

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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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