Atlas Elektronik to deliver ACTAS sonar systems to Indian Navy
Atlas Elektronik and the Indian Ministry of Defence have signed a contract for the delivery of six active towed array sonar systems (ACTAS) for the Indian Navy. The total contract volume is approximately 40 million euros. Delivery of the first system is planned for 2016.
The towed array sonar ACTAS operates in the low-frequency range and permits observation of the sea space at ranges in excess of 60 kilometres, depending on the sound propagation conditions of the water. The performance of ACTAS delivers to warships an exceptional operational range advantage over both the operational range of radars and weapons systems employed by submarines. ACTAS can also locate and track surface vessels which permit reconnaissance of both submarines and ships in the same sonar search area.
The signing of the contract confirms the pronounced competence in hydro acoustics of Atlas Elektronik as a leading supplier of maritime electronic systems in the international market.