Copied from T45 newsRepulse wrote:Interesting read re T45 ASW technologies
https://www.ultra-electronics.com/uploa ... ure_uk.pdf
As understand similar type systems used in integrating sonar data eg as fitted to the P-8A, the Lockheed Multi-Static Active Coherent (MAC) System processing the active sonar system data of the sonobuoys (source and receiver). Used in both P-3Cs and P-8As to search for and locate threat submarines in a variety of ocean conditions, in the past DOT&E reported problematic results in P-8A tests, when Korea upgraded their P-3Cs they chose to go with General Dynamics Canada acoustic processing system, Multi-static (VENOM) sonobuoy processors, assuming same system used in the mid-life Halifax FELEX programme with GDC prime for the Underwater Warfare Suite Upgrade.
Leonardo Farnborough 2018 PR
Leonardo confirmed partnerships with L3 Technologies and Ultra Electronics Command & Sonar Systems in order to offer a complete anti-submarine warfare (ASW) acoustic system based on Leonardo’s new lightweight Ultra-LIght SonicS Enhanced System, ULISSES. // able to deliver multistatic functionality, where the processor collects data from multiple sonobuoys and combines the information to develop an in-depth picture of the under-sea environment, including detailed location data of any potentially threatening vessels. Multistatic functionality, invented and developed by Ultra, is embedded in the ULISSES sonobuoy processor. Currently, Ultra is the only company to provide miniaturised sonobuoys fitted for multistatic operation, which are suitable for small UAV applications and Leonardo will be the first company to offer a system which makes use of them. The ULISSES system can also use the very-low-frequency L3 HELRAS dipping sonar as an active source, improving its multistatic performance and delivering the best possible information to operators