the ultimate solution in sonar training

  • A highly realistic simulation of submarine acoustic signatures
  • Delivers superior acoustic performances while maintaining the advantages of a lightweight target
  • The most Competitive target for ASW simulation exercises

PEDIGREE

The combination of expertise from Thales and from the French Navy has enabled CALAS to operate successfully in navies cross the world for over 20 years.
 

MAIN CHARACTERISTICS

APPLICATIONS
• CALAS generates acoustic signatures of submarines
• CALAS enables Training of ASW sonar operators for:
- Submarines
- Surface ships
- Sonobuoys
- Helicopters
- ASW aircrafts

LAUNCH & RECOVERY
Low Turnover Period:
• Quick and easy launch & Recovery operations
• Quick and easy second training operations

LOCALISATION & TRACKING
• Night & Day operations
• Advanced radio recovery system

FEATURES
• Recoverable & Reusable target
• Lightweight and Man portable
• Programmable missions and patterns
• Safety features and Emergency stop
• Passive signatures
• True echo repeater (Active Mode)
• Passive, Active & Combined modes
• Data recording for debriefing

BENEFITS
• Fully compliant with low frequency modern sonars
• True Echo Repeater, Realistic at sea training
• Easy to operate
• No specific infrastructure needed on board the ship
• CALAS can be shared by a fleet
• Low life cycle cost (reusable target)
• Environment friendly (recoverable target)

SPECIFICATIONS
Size and Weight: Length: 1.98 m (78 inches)
Diameter: 15 cm (6 inches)
Mass: 32 kg (70 lb)
Speed: 4 -12 knots
Endurance: 4 hours
Operating Depth: Up to 300 m (1000 ft)

 
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