DSIT Solutions, a Rafael Advanced Defense Systems company, announced on 7 November that it has been awarded a contract to supply its Portable Acoustic Range (PAR) system to the Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN). The PAR system measures the radiated noise of any vessel, on or below the surface, thus enabling navies and shipyards to monitor and control the acoustic signatures of their submarines and ships. This enables real-time radiated noise processing, analysis and display, using a wireless LAN data link between measurement buoy and measured platform. It continuously tracks the measured platforms and transmits the data in real time to a remote command and control unit. The PAR operates in a frequency range of 10-50,000Hz and includes a database console for storing measurement results, which facilitates data management and provides playback and post-analysis capabilities.
According to Mr. Hanan Marom, DSIT Solutions VP Business Development and Marketing: “We are proud of the long-standing cooperation between DSIT Solutions and the purchasing navy and are pleased that the company’s solutions ‒ recognised for their state-of-the-art technologies, excellent service and cost levels ‒ continue to meet the Navy’s expectations and needs. We look forward to continuing this fruitful cooperation for many years to come […] DSIT Solutions develops and manufactures technologically advanced, easy-to-operate, cost-effective systems and therefore we have been able to supply our solutions to a wide range of customers and navies in various regions of the world. We are dedicated to adapting the company’s solutions to the needs of diverse customers’ needs and missions in the fields of acoustics, sonar and fiber-optics.”
Based on their radiated noise, submarines and surface vessels can be detected by passive sonar systems. DSIT’s Portable Acoustic Range (PAR) offers a portable, simple and cost-effective way to accurately measure, in real-time, the radiated noise of submarines and surface ships. The PAR’s compact design and flexibility enables rapid deployment and retrieval of the system. It saves the maintenance costs involved in operating a fixed acoustic range while allowing its users to obtain highly accurate and reliable measurements of their fleet. The PAR is the cost-effective solution for measuring the radiated noise of any naval platform or other underwater noise source. DSIT is considered the world leader in the area of portable acoustic ranges, and has delivered more PAR systems, to various customers around the world, than any other company.