Sonar delivery complete for DARPA's anti-submarine unmanned vessel program

TEWKSBURY, Mass. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)'s Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV) program received from Raytheon the latest Modular Scalable Sonar System (MS3) for its Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV) program.

Engineers will integrate the MS3 into ' trimaran unmanned system enabling active and , tracking, , and small object avoidance . Sensor data from the MS3 is used in to help build a common operating picture for ACTUV, officials say.

"MS3 builds on a legacy of expertise, integrating a host of capabilities in a single sonar system," says Paul Ferraro, vice president of Advanced Technology for 's Integrated Defense Systems business.

Raytheon’s MS3 addresses current threats, it is a hull- and bow-mounted sonar featuring a configurable electronic suite and is designed with open architecture.

Delivery of the sonar falls under a Leido's subcontract.

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