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Royal Navy gets new sonar training facility

30th January 2018 - 08:01 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Thales has inaugurated a new sonar training facility for the Royal Navy at Clyde Naval Base at Faslane, Scotland, the company announced on 26 January.

The facility will provide training for submarine crew that operate the company's Sonar 2076 system.

According to the company, the Rapidly Reconfigurable Training Technology system provides highly realistic, hands on training, and removes 'training lag' where operators have previously had to familiarise themselves with individual systems on different submarines. The system has been designed so that it can easily be reconfigured to future upgrades and applied to other naval training such as naval communications, anti-submarine and mine warfare.

Phil Jones, head of Thales' maritime business in the UK, said: '2076 has been the key sonar on Royal Navy submarines for many years and we have invested heavily in its technological development to ensure it remains the most powerful and effective system at the cutting edge of submarine operations.'

The opening of the Faslane facility builds on the success of a similar facility opened at HMS Raleigh in 2015.

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