Belgium Naval & Robotics, consortium made up of ECA GROUP and Naval Group, has awarded Patria a contract for the delivery of its Sonac ACS Acoustic Minesweeping Systems to the Belgian and Royal Netherlands navies.
The systems will be part of a fully integrated hardware and software minesweeping system developed by ECA GROUP.
Patria Sonac ACS supports mine setting, target simulation, and mine jamming modes of operation. The sweep is capable of accurately reproducing true pre-recorded or synthesized underwater or surface target acoustic signatures, which is critical against modern intelligent sea mines.
It can be operated as a standalone system and can also be integrated into any multi-influence minesweeping system.
”We are pleased to have been chosen by Belgium Naval & Robotics via ECA GROUP to supply the Belgian and Royal Netherlands navies with our solution as a critical component of a naval minesweeping toolbox,” said Jonas Geust, President of Patria’s Systems Business Unit.
“The development of Patria Sonac ACS is a result of a long-term involvement in the minesweeping and sea mine areas.”