Mine and Obstacle Avoidance Sonar
Description : Essential for safety of submarines operating increasingly in littoral waters, the real-time 3D navigation capability also provides potentials for better own ship geographical localisation(based on correlation with existing charts or sea-marks).
The SeaClear is an active sonar dedicated to Mine and Obstacle Avoidance (MOAS), as well as to Bottom and Surface mapping. The SeaClear is suitable for surface vessels and for submarines, and enables safe navigation. The SeaClear also provides a good short range detection capability of cooperative or non-cooperative platforms in the vicinity. The SeaClear is the world’s first three-dimensional, high-resolution, active hull-mounted forward-looking sonar. Unlike traditional sector scanning sonar, the SeaClear provides full systematic coverage of all areas ahead of the vessel.