Military Embedded Systems

Sonar delivery complete for DARPA's anti-submarine unmanned vessel program


November 18, 2015

Mariana Iriarte

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

TEWKSBURY, Mass. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)'s Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV) program received from Raytheon the latest Modular Scalable Sonar System (MS3) for its Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV) program.

Engineers will integrate the MS3 into Leidos' trimaran unmanned system enabling active and passive search, tracking, torpedo warning, and small object avoidance navigation. Sensor data from the MS3 is used in anti-submarine warfare to help build a common operating picture for ACTUV, officials say.

"MS3 builds on a legacy of sonar expertise, integrating a host of capabilities in a single sonar system," says Paul Ferraro, vice president of Advanced Technology for Raytheon's Integrated Defense Systems business.

Raytheon’s MS3 addresses current threats, it is a fifth-generation hull- and bow-mounted sonar featuring a configurable electronic suite and is designed with open architecture.

Delivery of the sonar falls under a Leido's subcontract.

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