23 January 2023
by Michael Fabey
With US Navy (USN) Constellation-class guided-missile frigate (FFG 62) shipbuilding under way, Thales' Advanced Acoustic Concepts is now looking to ramp up its own manufacturing capacity and resources for the ships' combined active/passive towed-array sonar (CAPTAS) variable depth sonar system, according to Mark Bock, vice-president of Advanced Acoustic Concepts for Strategy and Business Development.
“We are standing up US manufacturing,” Bock told Janes on 10 January during the Surface Navy Association (SNA) national symposium.
The variable depth sonar system will have to be ready in time to ensure the frigates' on-time delivery and operational commitments, he said.
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With US Navy (USN) Constellation-class guided-missile frigate (FFG 62) shipbuilding under way, Thale...