Thales to equip Royal Navy with cutting-edge sonars
It has been announced that Thales UK has received a contract worth about £330m to develop the Dreadnought sonar system for BAE Systems Submarines.
Sonar 2076 is considered as the world’s most advanced sonar suite and is currently in service with the Navy’s Astute Class and Trafalgar submarines.
“I am delighted to continue our 50-year strong partnership with Thales. With over 500 jobs created or secured by this contract, we are clearly acting on the government’s commitment to level-up across the UK,” Jeremy Quin, Minister for Defence Procurement, stated.
Dreadnought submarines are expected to be the Royal Navy’s most advanced submarines ever when they enter service.
"Thales is immensely proud of our contribution to the CASD over the last 50 years. This announcement represents a £330m investment in world-class sonar and optronics systems; providing the battle-winning edge for the Royal Navy," Victor Chavez, chief executive of Thales, stated.
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