Possible New Sonar for Even Small Cutters

NavyRecognition reports the Navy has selected the sonar for their Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel.(ACTUV). Since this vessel is quite small at 140 tons and 132 feet long, there is a good chance the sonar would fit nicely on cutters as small as the Webber class, and certainly on the Offshore Patrol Cutter.

“MS3 (Modular Scalable Sonar System–Chuck) marks an improvement in the performance and reliability of proven sonar technologies. It performs active and passive search and tracking; incoming torpedo warning; and small-object avoidance for safer navigation.”

Maybe it is time to “Bring Back the Coast Guard ASW Mission.”

2 thoughts on “Possible New Sonar for Even Small Cutters

  1. It is interesting to wonder just how good modern sonar sets in escorts and submarines must be when you consider the astounding performance delivered by dipping sets used in helicopters and sonobuoys from MPA.

    It was good to hear that we in the UK will be soon getting back into the MPA game with the procurement of 9 P-8. Like with most defence buys more would have been nice but it is a start.

  2. Pingback: Sensor Hosting Autonomous Remote Craft (SHARC) | Chuck Hill's CG Blog

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