Thales Group - 2093



  • Deep water operations
    VDS is the only solution for deep water. The winch carries 300m of armoured tow cable to provide a unique high depth mine hunting capability.
  • High coverage rate
    2093 VDS is a high resolution mine hunting Sonar System.
    Wide fields of viewand multiple search and classification frequencies ensure that the critical mine hunting parameters of ‘coverage rate’ and ‘speed of advance’ are maximised under all operational conditions.
  • Reduced operators workload
    Operation of the hydraulic winch and sea chest locking mechanisms is fully
    automatic, all the operator has to do is select the operating mode and depth.




    A total of 48 systems have been ordered so far, of which 40 have been delivered. The 2093 VDS has been selected by:

    • Australia Navy
    • Estonia Navy
    • Italy Navy
    • Japan Navy
    • Republic of Korea Navy
    • Saudi Arabia Navy
    • Turkey Navy
    • United Kingdom Navy


    A large installed base to build on world-wide in-service operational and training experience.







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