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DARPA is developing a sonar drone

The American Advanced Research Authority DARPA is developing a "stealth" sonar, which will be used to monitor the depths of the sea and identify certain objects in them with the transfer of information to the operator "bridge". Hydroacoustic equipment must remain invisible to submarines, drones and surface ships.

Sonar is being developed by two American companies under contract with DARPA. These are Systems & Technology Research (Massachusetts) and APS (Connecticut). Both companies operate under the US Acoustic Channel program, which aims to create an underwater robotic device for various types of monitoring.

DARPA is developing a sonar drone

The DARPA notes that the new sonar can go on an underwater “journey” offline and receive information about the underwater situation using multiple acoustic wave transmitters, mainly in the ultrasonic range.

It is noted that the development takes into account the possibility of not only filtering the sounds that are produced by underwater animals, but also the distribution of noise in the frequency spectra corresponding to a particular underwater technology. The technique is able to compare the obtained acoustic data, linking the activities of several underwater objects.

At this stage, DARPA is investing in the development of a sonar drone in the amount of approximately 23,4 million dollars.
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  1. Finches
    Finches 13 February 2018 14: 38
    Well done, but the Argentine boat could not be found ....
    1. Herculesic
      Herculesic 13 February 2018 14: 44
      Or do not want to really look for her. Apparently, there is something to hide!
    2. Nasrat
      Nasrat 13 February 2018 14: 44
      Find a boat = substitute the pentagon ... laughing
      1. marlin1203
        marlin1203 13 February 2018 16: 54
        There was such garbage - the radar buoy was called. Entire PLO lines were deployed. This is about the same, limited by the autonomy of this "drone", but in fact torpedoes - with a hack.
        1. marlin1203
          marlin1203 13 February 2018 17: 19
          And anyway ... here our "service" dolphin of such a drone will accept for a female ... laughing
  2. Herculesic
    Herculesic 13 February 2018 14: 44
    So that they lose it, and on the contrary, we find it!
    KVU-NSVD 13 February 2018 14: 50
    DARPA is developing a sonar drone
    Well, the flag in their hands, a drum on the neck and the wind in the back ... And we will continue to periodically surface in the Gulf of Mexico and sometimes in view of the city of New York ... smile
  4. Resistance
    Resistance 13 February 2018 15: 40
    Throw 50-150 LDCs to the patrol area of ​​this thing, and see how it detects and surrenders everyone
  5. Lexus
    Lexus 13 February 2018 17: 23
    Yes, progress does not stand still. It will be unpleasant if SOSUS reincarnate.
  6. ljoha_d
    ljoha_d 13 February 2018 19: 45
    A very interesting and at the same time dangerous project for our Navy.
    1. ljoha_d
      ljoha_d 13 February 2018 19: 47
      They already used autonomous buoys for reconnaissance behind our submarines.
  7. uhu189
    uhu189 14 February 2018 09: 55
    In theory, this device should conduct a constant data exchange with the "operator bridge", and obviously not at low frequencies and from great depths. Perhaps this will be his vulnerability ... Although of course, in any case, the thing is unpleasant