Pacific 2019: DSIT Solutions Ltd. to launch its new SwordFish™ TAS for detecting and tracking submarines at sea depth

The Towed Array Sonar system is designed for a variety of missions and is suitable for use on vessels of various sizes, including frigates, corvettes, OPVs and other small vessels.

September 26, 2019 Photo(s): By DSIT
The SwordFish™

DSIT Solutions Ltd. (DSIT) – a pioneer and world leader in underwater defense and security solutions based on advanced, sonar and acoustics technologies for naval missions- will launch its SwordFish™ Towed Array Sonar (TAS) system at Pacific 2019. Towed by the vessel, the SwordFish™ complements DSIT's BlackFish™ HMS (Hull Maunted Sonar) system for use at various sea depths and for different mission types. When used close to the shoreline as a standalone solution, all DSIT's sonar systems can be operated via one onshore control station.

DSIT's Fish™ anti-submarine warfare (ASW) family is capable of underwater target search, detection, tracking and classification both in passive, active and parallel modes. Each sonar system includes machine learning technologies for automation algorithms, reducing operator workload and required expertise. Designed to operate with the mediumfrequency of both the BlackFish™ HMS and Bow Mounted Sonar (BMS) in littoral and deep-water ASW operations, the low-frequency SwordFish™ TAS is the latest solution to join the family.

TheSwordFish™ TAS system is connected to the vessel's sternvia a light winch, the cable length of which is determined according to the mission type and requirements. The lightweight TAS system, with its low deck signature, is suitable for Frigates, Corvettes, OPVs of various sizes, and even small vessels such as Fast Patrol Crafts (FPC).

"We identified the operational need tolocate and tracksubmarinesat various depths and in different mission environments, including when using small vessels for either offshore or green watersmissions," says Hanan Marom, VP Business Development &Marketing of DSIT. "SwordFish™ TAS is designed as a complementary system to the BlackFish™ HMS and BMSto meet the requirements of a wider range of missions."

Other DSIT solutions that will be displayed at Pacific 2019 include the SeaShield™ Underwater Coastal Surveillance System - a long-range underwater Passive and Active detection system, warning against underwater and abovewater targets including submarines, semisubmersible vehicles and surface ships; AquaShield™ - an advanced Diver Detection Sonar (DDS) system; and PointShield™- a portable and/or stationary PDDS for medium-rangeship or assetprotection.