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Thales FLASH Dipping Sonar for PN AW-159s?
« on: May 04, 2017, 11:14:44 AM »
SIPRI isn't 101% accurate . . . but it has a pretty good batting average.

This is what the registers report



Thales brochure





The aircraft that'll carry it

http://www.defenceimagery.mod.uk/fotoweb/fwbin/fotoweb_isapi.dll/ArchiveAgent/5042/Search?FileInfo=1&MetaData=1&Search=45158434.jpg

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Re: Thales FLASH Dipping Sonar for PN AW-159s?
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2017, 08:45:59 PM »
Following in South Korea's foot steps. Press release below reproduced in its entirety.

Thales to equip AW159 helicopters for Republic of Korea Navy

https://www.thalesgroup.com/sites/default/files/asset/document/flashsonicscompactsouthkoreaeng.pdf

22nd October 2013 – AgustaWestland and Thales are under contract to supply COMPACT FLASH SONICS dipping sonars for the Republic of Korea Navy's new AW159 Maritime Operations Helicopters.

The COMPACT FLASH sonar is the newest member of Thales's FLASH range of dipping sonars. This lowfrequency, longrange sonar system is lighter and designed for smaller helicopters. It features an optimised, lightweight architecture as well as a fully electric reeling machine. The COMPACT FLASH delivers outstanding performance. The SONICS version also includes a complete sonobuoy processing system, with a VHF receiver, picking up sonobuoy data and processing it in real time on board the helicopter.

By simultaneously processing data from the dipping sonar and from active and passive sonobuoys, the COMPACT FLASH provides the new intermediate class helicopters with an unparalleled antisubmarine warfare capability.

"We are delighted that AgustaWestland has placed its trust in Thales to equip its new helicopter, and proud to have the Republic of Korea Navy as the latest customer to adopt our FLASH family of dipping sonars," said Benoit Plantier, Managing Director of Thales Underwater Systems. Thales has an extensive installed base of FLASH SONICS systems in service with the naval forces of France (NH90 NFH), the United Kingdom (Merlin EH101), Norway (NH90), the United States (MH60R), Sweden (NH90), Australia (MH60R) and the United Arab Emirates (Super Puma). This latest contract further consolidates the Group's world leadership position in airborne antisubmarine warfare systems.

About Thales

Thales is a global technology leader for the Aerospace & Transportation and the Defence & Security markets. In 2012, the company generated revenues of €14.2 billion with 65,000 employees in 56 countries. With its 25,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design, develop and deploy equipment, systems and services that meet the most complex security requirements. Thales has an exceptional international footprint, with operations around the world working with customers and local partners. www.thalesgroup.com

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Re: Thales FLASH Dipping Sonar for PN AW-159s?
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2017, 12:10:15 AM »
See time index 0:30

https://youtu.be/6CbkPKfb9V8