U.S. Navy Receives First CAPTAS-4 Sonar

Thales subsidiary Advanced Acoustic Concepts (AAC) has delivered the first CAPTAS-4 sonar for the U.S. Navy's Constellation class Frigates (FFG) helping new frigates to detect, locate, classify and track increasingly stealthy submarines By Joseph Macey / 06 Mar 2024
Thales Delivers First CAPTAS-4 Sonar for US Navy
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The first CAPTAS-4 variable-depth sonar transmitter has been delivered to the U.S. Navy’s Constellation Frigate Program (FFG-62).

The U.S. Navy is expected to benefit from the demonstrated reliability and performance of the CAPTAS-4.

The CAPTAS family comprises a series of low-frequency variable-immersion sonars dedicated to anti-submarine warfare.

The CAPTAS-4 delivered to the U.S. Navy is the most powerful of the CAPTAS family. It has been tested under a wide range of operational conditions for instance by the French, British and Italian navies, and its technical maturity and performance are recognized the world over.

“Thales is a long-time supplier of advanced and capable ASW systems to the U.S. Navy and major U.S. prime contractors. With this new contract for the delivery of CAPTAS-4 variable depth sonar, they are once again demonstrating the performance of our acoustic systems and renewing their confidence in our teams,” said Gwendoline Blandin-Roger, Vice President, Underwater Systems, Thales.

“Advanced Acoustic Concepts is proud to announce that we have successfully delivered the first CAPTAS-4 variable depth sonar system for the U.S. Navy’s FFG-62, the first of the new U.S. Frigate class,” added Mike Carnovale, President and CEO of AAC. “We look forward to further serving the U.S. Navy as we continue to supply and support this critical ASW capability well into the future.”

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