Thales Captas-1 Towed Sonar Tested Aboard CNIM's L-CAT Landing Catamaran
 
During the Euronaval 2016 press tour held last month, Navy Recognition learned that Thales recently partnered with French company CNIM to test the Captas-1 towed sonar aboard the L-Cat landing catamaran. The test demonstrated how Captas-1 may be deployed from compact platforms as well as the ability of the L-CAT design to conduct other missions than amphibious operations.
During the Euronaval 2016 press tour held last month, Navy Recognition learned that Thales recently partnered with French company CNIM to test the Captas-1 towed sonar aboard the L-Cat landing catamaran. The test demonstrated how Captas-1 may be deployed from compact platforms as well as the ability of the L-CAT design to conduct other missions than amphibious operations.
 
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EURONAVAL 2016 Online Show Daily - Thales, CNIM
 
 
 
Thales Captas-1 Towed Sonar Tested Aboard CNIM's L-CAT Landing Catamaran
 
During the Euronaval 2016 press tour held last month, Navy Recognition learned that Thales recently partnered with French company CNIM to test the Captas-1 towed sonar aboard the L-Cat landing catamaran. The test demonstrated how Captas-1 may be deployed from compact platforms as well as the ability of the L-CAT design to conduct other missions than amphibious operations.
     
During the Euronaval 2016 press tour held last month, Navy Recognition learned that Thales recently partnered with French company CNIM to test the Captas-1 towed sonar aboard the L-Cat landing catamaran. The test demonstrated how Captas-1 may be deployed from compact platforms as well as the ability of the L-CAT design to conduct other missions than amphibious operations.
The Captas-1 is the smallest member of the Captas family of towed sonars by Thales.
Picture: Thales
     
Unveiled at Euronaval 2014, the Captas-1 is the smallest member of the Captas family: this single ceramic ring configuration uses the same technological building blocks as the Captas-2 (typically fitted on corvettes) and Captas-4 (typically fitted on ASW frigates), which are in service with several NATO countries and have made this product family the worldwide benchmark in low-frequency variable-depth sonars. With its all electric reeling system, the compact, lightweight Captas-1 array is easy to deploy from smaller vessels.

Thales has developed this high-performance sonar suite specifically for small surface combatants and patrol vessels, demonstrating the company's ability to provide innovative, cost-effective ways for naval forces all over the world to better protect their nations' sovereign interests and achieve an operational advantage over underwater threats.
     
During the Euronaval 2016 press tour held last month, Navy Recognition learned that Thales recently partnered with French company CNIM to test the Captas-1 towed sonar aboard the L-Cat landing catamaran. The test demonstrated how Captas-1 may be deployed from compact platforms as well as the ability of the L-CAT design to conduct other missions than amphibious operations.
Thales Captas-1 fitted aboard CNIM's L-CAT
Picture: Thales

     
The L-CAT is an innovative, fast catamaran landing craft developed by CNIM to meet the needs of the most modern amphibious forces. It can conduct shore-to-shore missions or deploy from the well deck of LHD and LPD amphibious ships.

The L-CAT has been in service since 2011 in the French Navy and has proven its ability to support the French Armed Forces on a global scale during military and civilian operations. In April 2015, the L-CAT has been a key asset for the French Navy during a high-risk rescue operation for stranded civilians in Yemen. The speed and the beaching capabilities of the L-CAT were critical to mission success and 44 nationals were taken out of harm’s way.

The Egyptian Navy recently became the second customer for CNIM's L-CAT.

To learn more: L-CAT technical datasheet
     
Watch our video: Aboard the L-CAT / French Navy EDAR
     
 

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