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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

EdgeTech imaging sonar used for arctic research

EdgeTech 2200 sonarU.S. Navy submarine research experts needed imaging sonar systems to help evaluate the performance of nuclear-powered submarines operating in the arctic. They found their solution from EdgeTech in West Wareham, Mass.

Officials of the Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center in San Diego announced plans last week to buy two model 2200 modular side-scan sonar systems on a sole-source basis from EdgeTech. The value of the upcoming contract has yet to be negotiated.

The EdgeTech model 2200 is a compact and configurable sonar system for manned submarines and unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs). It can be configured to collect side-scan sonar imagery, sub-bottom profiles, and bathymetric data.

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