An innovative torpedo countermeasures system has been developed by the underwater weapons business of DCNS, the French manufacturer of ships and naval systems. Called Contralto, the acoustic broadband system bombards torpedoes with multiple false targets that keep them changing course to attack phantom ships until they run out of power and sink harmlessly to the sea floor. Transmitting false-target signals is an established torpedo countermeasure. What makes the DCNS system different, ...


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