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Malaysian navy getting Thales radar, sonar

Feb. 19, 2014 at 4:02 PM

HENGELO, Netherlands, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Thales is supplying the Royal Malaysian Navy with surveillance radar systems and towed sonar systems under contract to Contraves Advanced Devices Sdn. Bhd.

Under a letter of award, Thales is to supply six SMART-S Mk2 naval surveillance radar systems and six CAPTAS-2 towed sonar systems for Malaysia's second-generation patrol vessels, called littoral combat ships.

The six SMART-S Mk2 radars will be installed on ships currently being built by Boustead Naval Shipyard Sdn Bhd in Malaysia. Thales in Hengelo, Netherlands, will build and test the first two radars; the other four systems will be assembled and tested by Contraves in Malaysia using Thales components.

The CAPTAS-2, or Combined Active/Passive Towed Array Sonar, to be supplied is designed to perform against all submarines, enabling surface platforms to carry out all anti-submarine warfare missions, such as escort, prosecution, area sanitization and force protection.

The value of the contract to Thales was not disclosed. A definitive delivery schedule for the systems was also not disclosed.

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