Sonar Software Set for Royal Navy Trials

The state-of-the-art system from SEA will provide the Royal Navy with the capability to automatically gauge ideal positioning depths for an active sonar projector and receiving array, based on the underwater environment By William Mackenzie / 18 Apr 2024
Sonar Software Set for Royal Navy Trials
Follow DA

As part of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) Spearhead defense innovation program, the UK Royal Navy’s sonar applications are set to be advanced with the introduction of a cutting-edge system from SEA (Systems Engineering & Assessment Ltd). 

SEA’s innovative software automatically determines the optimum deployment depth of an active sonar projector and receiving array, depending on its underwater environment. The progressive system is likely to be trialled later in 2024, with the intention of significantly enhancing the Royal Navy’s detection and tracking capabilities. 

Working with Thales Underwater Systems, SEA will not only demonstrate the software application but will also actively contribute additional concepts to the ASW Spearhead program. Such capabilities are designed to provide the Royal Navy with innovative ways to exploit both existing and enhanced systems in underwater warfare scenarios.

SEA assert that its contribution to the ASW Spearhead program builds on its proven expertise in underwater environmental modeling, sonar and acoustics.

Ian Cox, Head of Research & Simulation at SEA, commented; “SEA is proud to be demonstrating its leading capability for this important project with Thales, which is a continuation of our work with the Royal Navy based around trusted advice and consultancy, and the provision of leading technology. 

“It shows SEA’s dedication to supporting the enhancement of the Royal Navy’s ASW capability. It also underscores our commitment to advancing research and development studies within underwater detection and tracking into operational capabilities for naval forces. We are proud to be pushing the boundaries of technological innovation within naval defence.”

Posted by William Mackenzie Connect & Contact