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.

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