Cost-Effective ASW for Frigates and OPVs
DSIT Solutions, a subsidiary of Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, has been awarded a contract by an undisclosed navy for supply of its bow-mounted sonar (BMS) protection system against submarines, the company announced on 27 August.
The company has previously supplied its hull-mounted sonar (HMS) and an anti-submarine warfare (ASW) training system to the navy in question. The newly-purchased BMS systems, as well as the company’s HMS, are state-of-the-art ASW sonar systems for frigates and offshore patrol vessels (OPV). These sonar systems offer high reliability and increase vessel efficiency through advanced ASW capabilities, extremely high detection and tracking ranges, reduced maintenance costs and operability at high capability levels.
DSIT’s BMS is a medium-frequency sonar system for use in ASW operations in both littoral and deep waters. The high-performance sonar system provides advanced acoustic signal processing and is focused on the detection and tracking of weak targets in highly cluttered acoustic environments. The sonar system requires only a single operator and provides wide coverage and protection against multiple underwater threats, including incoming torpedoes.
“Due to their full satisfaction with our HMS systems and ASW Sonar Trainer systems, this leading navy now returns to us to extend its modernization process […] DSIT’s systems are based on sophisticated, breakthrough technologies that excel in performance, reliability, and quality ‒ enabling customers to implement advanced ASW capabilities over many years,” commented DSIT VP Business Development and Marketing, Hanan Marom.