Submarines are one of the most effective and powerful instruments in maritime security policy as they perform a wide operations including intelligence and fight against asymmetric threats, without their presence in a theatre raising the level of the crisis or altering the apparent balance of power. A concealed submarine can force an enemy navy to waste resources searching large areas of ocean and protecting ships against attack.
A high level of situational awareness within the operational environment of a submarine is necessary to ensure that command decisions are as informed and as effective as possible. An integrated sonar suite is the key sensor to achieve this goal, made of high sensitivity acoustic sensors that provide long-range detection, accurate localization and high-level classification capability even in complex littoral environments.
With more 50 submarines of various types (SSK, SSN or SSBN) equipped with Thales sonars at sea today, Thales is a world leader that holds about 50% of the accessible submarine market and supports 10 Navies worldwide.
To deliver your solution, Thales leverages its top-performance acoustic sensors and processing as well as its expert Sonar System integration capability.
In a world where Navies are facing growing and sometimes unexpected threats and challenges, Thales offers the best solutions in terms of Sonar Suites for submarines to ensure Navies safety and effectiveness at sea.
With the launch of full-scale development of France's third generation of nuclear-powered ballistic-missile submarines (SNLE 3G), Thales is developing a new sonar suite based on disruptive technologies that represent a significant break from the systems in service today...