C4iSR: Maritime

Containerised TRAPS compact ASW sonar set for delivery to RCN

01 June 2017

Key Points

  • The containerised TRAPS system is being developed under a BCIP contract
  • Delivery to DRDC is scheduled for the third quarter of 2017, with sea trials to follow from an MCDV

Canadian marine acoustics house GeoSpectrum Technologies is to deliver a containerised lightweight low frequency active/passive variable depth sonar to Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) later this year for trials with the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN).

Known as the Towed Reelable Active Passive Sonar (TRAPS), the new anti-submarine warfare (ASW) sonar system is being developed under a Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP) contract placed in October 2016.

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