Thales FRTAS combines the operational advantages of a fully reelable system and of a very low frequency passivetowed sonar, as follows:
- easy and safe deployment and recovery at any moment of the mission, at any speed
- very long range detection, localisation, tracking and classification of contacts
The use of an FRTAS increases dramatically the versatility of the submarine equipped with a towed sonar.
It contributes to the optimisation by the operator of the use of the flank array sonar and of the towed array.
The state-of-the-art adaptive beamforming processing improves drastically bearing accuracy, bearing discriminationand consequently Target Motion Analysis performances.