Meteksan Defence Strengthens Submarine Platforms with Sonar Systems It Developed
Meteksan Defence developed for submarine platforms include hydrophones, side-scan sonar arrays, intercept passive sonar, intercept detection and ranging sonar, digital underwater acoustic modem, hardware and software for sonar systems pre-electronics, signal processing and beamforming, sonar operator interface software. While these completely domestically and nationally developed systems are being used for the modernization activities of existing submarines in the Naval Forces Command inventory, they are also of great importance for Turkey’s MİLDEN National Submarine Project, where national design activities are ongoing.
MSH-01 Hydrophone, which Meteksan Defence develops with its own resources, is being used as sensors of passive sonar cylindrical hydrophone array (CHA), passive ranging sonar hydrophone array groups, wet-end side own noise analyses (ONA) systems and cavitation indication (CI) systems of AY/PREVEZE class submarine ships. MSH-01 can be used in the said sonar systems of Type 209 Mod 1000 to Type 209 Mod 1400 class submarines, which are in service both in the Turkish Navy and worldwide Navies.
Meteksan Defence also produces the sensors mounted along starboard and port sides of the submarine hull and form the wet-end side of the flank array sonar. The MSH-11 sensor is also intended to be used in flank array sonar systems of Type 209 Mod 1400 class submarines, which are in service both in the Turkish Navy and worldwide Navies.
Being Contractor of the Sonar Sub Systems of TÜBİTAK BİLGEM in the MUREN PREVEZE National Production Integrated Underwater Combat Management System Development Project, Meteksan Defence is assigned as responsible for the development of pre-electronic equipment that amplifies and converts the analogue signals coming from sensors to digital, as well as the signal processing and beamforming hardware and software of these digital signals. In addition, the sonar developed by Meteksan within the scope of the Intercept Detection and Ranging Sonar (IDRS) Project will be integrated into our PREVEZE Class submarines within the scope of the project.
Özgür Cankara, Vice President of Meteksan Defence, explains the importance of the submarine sonar systems; “The work of the National Submarine (MİLDEN) Project continues at a great pace. Sonar systems are one of the important components of this project, in which maximum local contribution is observed. As Meteksan Defence, we work not only for today’s but also for the future’s sonar technologies. By adapting the Fiber-Optic Acoustic Sensors, we are developing to submarine platforms; we aim to contribute to the submarine needs of the future in the MİLDEN Project.