Inaccurate nautical charts and unmarked underwater obstructions represent a major threat to your military ships. This is particularly the case when working alongside the expeditionary forces or as part of you amphibious teams. In these scenarios ships get close and personal with the littoral and, if playing away from home, often require to chart the local surrounding on stride. This is where our NOAS underwater forward-looking sonar technology provides a solution, vastly improving the situational awareness for captains and their crews, generating a 3D picture of the environment in the ship’s immediate vicinity and mapping obstacles almost one mile away.
While the Hydrographic offices do a great job charting waterways, the world’s oceans still today remain largely uncharted to the resolution that we desire. A simple change in tide can be costly if your ship runs aground. Even the world’s most advanced systems are exposed to this risk and groundings tend to make their way to front page news. Sonardyne’s NOAS mitigates this risk by imaging the seabed up to 1500 m and 180 degree ahead of a vessel to detect potential underwater hazards. It uses sophisticated bow-mounted transducers, displays water depth, sub-surface obstacles and features by creating an accurate 3D model of the underwater environment.