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FarSounder sonar on Dutch navy ships

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Two hydrographic survey vessels that belong to the Royal Netherlands Navy have been outfitted with FarSounder’s forward-looking sonar (FLS), according to a FarSounder press release. 

The 3D sonar systems will provide real-time data on what lies ahead under the water as the HNLMS Snellius and HNLMS Luymes undertake their military/public safety missions. The primary task of these vessels is to perform hydrographic survey duties in the North Sea and the Netherlands Antilles. These duties include rapid environmental assessments, in addition to bathymetry and route surveys. 

Two Dutch hydrographic survey vessels Navy have been outfitted with FarSounder’s forward-looking sonar (FLS).

According to FarSounder – a Rhode Island-based marine electronics manufacturer specializing in underwater acoustics – one of the most useful applications of the FLS for these vessels is its local history mapping (LHM), which allows for real-time mapping of the seafloor. This map updates every 2 seconds and can be saved for future use. It will be most advantageous during the ships’ post disaster missions. On these types of missions, the ships will be tasked to collect data in areas of concern after storms. 

For more information, visit farsounder.com.

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