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UDT Europe 2019: French Navy frigates undergo sonar retrofit

7th May 2019 - 17:00 GMT | by Helen Haxell in London

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As part of the French MoD’s Frigate Sonar Capacity Upgrade public procurement programme, four French Navy frigates have seen their analogue sensors modernised by RTsys.

The upgrade comprises of RTsys’s AS3i technology (Analog Surface Ship Sonar Improvement) with its solution comprising of its Synchronous Data Acquisition system.

The technology suite digitalises and processes the signals received without the need to modify the existing transmitters and transducers.

According to a release, it has been installed on three ASW frigates in Brest and on an anti-air warfare frigate based in Toulon by the Mediterranean French coast, therefore providing the naval operators with

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