C4iSR: Joint & Common Equipment

KraitSense ASW towed sonar tested in NATO REP(MUS) experiment

31 October 2019

UK-based maritime systems group SEA has successfully completed sea trials of its KraitSense thin-line passive sonar system as part of the recent NATO Recognized Environmental Picture augmented by Maritime Unmanned Systems REP(MUS) 2019 experiment.

Installed on board a Portuguese Navy offshore patrol vessel (OPV), NRP Figueira da Foz , the KraitSense system successfully "detected tracked and classified a submarine," according to the company.

NATO REP(MUS) 2019 took place in waters off Lisbon from 8-27 September. Designed to provide alliance partners with an opportunity to test and evaluate autonomous and unmanned capabilities, the operational experiment drew approximately 800 military participants from Belgium, Italy, Portugal, the UK, and the US, together with participants from academia and industry.

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