Indian Navy planning to equip warships with European sonar systems

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    Indian Navy planning to equip warships with European sonar systems
    Last Updated: Wednesday, February 05, 2014, 19:50

    New Delhi: Seeking to strengthen its anti- submarine warfare capabilities, Navy is planning to equip its indigenous Delhi Class and Russian-origin Talwar class warships with sonar systems developed by European firm Atlas Elektronik.

    Navy officials said the firm is the lowest bidder and the Defence Ministry has to take a final decision on the inking of the deal.

    "Atlas Elektronik has won the competition for the ATAS, which will equip the Delhi and Talwar class ships initially and subsequently be manufactured in India under cooperation with Bharat Electronics Limited," Atlas Elektronik's India head Khalil Rahman said here today.

    He said the first six systems will be manufactured at the company's facilities and the follow-on batches would be manufactured in Indian under the Transfer of Technology (ToT) arrangement with Indian public sector unit.

    Rahman said an ATAS is necessary for detection of submarines and torpedoes and in today's underwater warfare environment the determining advantage is to detect a submarine beyond the weapon range (of the submarine), thereby denying offensive capability.

    "The Indian Navy's ATAS project is therefore a key element of the strategy to secure Indian waters. The project is destined to be rolled out to various classes of ships including Delhi, Talwar, Kamorta, Shivalik and Kolkata," he said.

    Company officials said the towed array sonar provided by ATLAS permits observation of the sea space at ranges considerably above 60 kilometers, depending on the propagation conditions of the water. This gives the sonar an operational range that by far exceeds that of radars and the weapons range of submarines.

    "The system is therefore not only ideal for hunting submarines but also for the wide-area reconnaissance of surface combatants," Rahman said.

    The ATLAS India head said the Thai navy in December 2013 has also placed orders for its 70mm ACTA towed array sonars.

    PTI

    First Published: Wednesday, February 05, 2014, 19:50
     
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    What happned to HUMSA? Too low-tech? :confused:

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    Ooh, missed the "towed" part. But is the core technology different?
     
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    I don't think any domestic ULF towed sonar is on the horizon anytime soon.
     
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    ALTAS is headed for trials this year.
     
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    ATLAS ELEKTRONIK to deliver six ACTAS Sonar Systems for the Indian Navy

    ATLAS ELEKTRONIK and the Indian Ministry of Defense have signed a contract for the delivery of six active towed array sonar systems (ACTAS) for the Indian Navy. The total contract volume is approximately 40 million Euros. Delivery of the first system is planned for 2016.

    The towed array sonar ACTAS operates in the low-frequency range and permits observation of the sea space at ranges in excess of 60 kilometers, depending on the sound propagation con-ditions of the water. The performance of ACTAS delivers to warships an exceptional operational range advantage over both the operational range of radars and weapons systems employed by submarines. ACTAS can also locate and track surface vessels which permits recon-naissance of both submarines and ships in the same sonar search area.

    The signing of the contract confirms the pronounced competence in hydro acoustics of ATLAS ELEKTRONIK as a leading supplier of maritime electronic systems in the international market.

    http://www.atlas-elektronik.com/new...-six-actas-sonar-systems-for-the-indian-navy/
     
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    @Twinblade saar, @Bheeshma @arnabmit . So we are going to get the Modern ACTAS, any follow on orders in future..!

    Six is not enough since we operates more than 15+ Ships without having TAS
     
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    I believe 10 more are to be built by BEl under licence.
    20 more will be required by the time IAC is ready.
     
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    what.., IAC 1 ready by 2018 ,, where the 20 numbers coming from
     
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