Nov. 8 (Bulletinstandard) — Canadian Industrial has been awarded a $10 million contract by the U.S. Navy for the refurbishment and manufacturing of the TR-343 sonar transducer tube assemblies for restore functions.
The TR-343 transducer is used within the AN/SQS-53C hull-mounted sonar array for the AN/SQQ-89(V) sonar weapons system. Manufacturing of the tube assemblies is predicted to run by way of November 2023 beneath the Navy contract.
The AN/SQQ-89(V) Floor Ship ASW Fight system is an built-in undersea warfare suite designed to detect, observe, present concentrating on information and have interaction enemy submarines, mines, and different underwater programs.
It collects information from a wide range of sonar programs akin to towed-arrays, sonobuoys and different lively and passive programs into one sensor image, permitting higher situational consciousness and response time. It’s designed to combine and share information with the Aegis Weapons System.
The AN/SQS-53C is the hull-mounted lively and passive sonar array mounted on U.S. and allied floor combatants. It was the primary digital U.S.sonar designed to combine with command-and-control programs just like the AN/SQQ-89(V).
AN/SQS-53C is used for detecting and monitoring underwater targets however may also be used for undersea communication and as a countermeasure towards enemy acoustic torpedoes. It may carry out some capabilities in oceanographic analysis and mapping as a acoustical recording machine.
It’s used on Arleigh Burke-class destroyers, Ticonderoga-class cruisers, and Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigates in overseas service.