As the U.S. Navy starts to demand even more access in tougher undersea environments, contractors are honing sonar technology they say will give the service the same speed and fidelity for minehunting that it now enjoys for antisubmarine (ASW) operations. “We are compressing the timeline,” says Joe Monti, Raytheon’s Airborne Low-Frequency Sonar (ALFS) program director. The effort is to make countermine warfare missions similar to “highly integrated, quick-action ASW” operations, he says. ...
THIS CONTENT REQUIRES SUBSCRIPTION ACCESS
You must be a paid subscriber to access "U.S. Naval Minehunters Look To Sonar Technology For Speedier Missions".
Current Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) enterprise and individual members: please go to http://awin.aviationweek.com for access.
Not currently a subscriber? Click on the "Learn More" button below to view subscription offers.