25 Mar 02. Thales Underwater Systems (TUS) has been awarded a contract by the Polish marine technology company, Centrum Techniki Morskiej (CTM) to supply a TSM2022 MkIII Acoustic Array for use in the development of the SHL-101/T Minehunting Hull Mounted Sonar System for the new KORMORAN Minehunters of the Polish Navy.
The Kormoran programme includes a total of 5 vessels, with the first ship of this class scheduled for delivery to the Polish Navy in 2006.
Acoustic arrays of this type are already on order for both hull-mounted and Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) operation for upgrades of Minehunters in France, Netherlands and Belgium.
This is the first order received by Thales Underwater Systems from Poland, and will increase the Polish Navy’s Minewarfare interoperability with NATO.