Thales Successfully Delivers the First CAPTAS-4 Sonar for the US Navy

Date: Issue 130 - May 2024

The first CAPTAS-4 variable-depth sonar transmitter has been delivered to the U.S. Navy's Constellation Frigate Program (FFG-62) ahead of schedule. This delivery demonstrates Thales' effectiveness as a trusted partner to worldwide navies. The U.S. Navy will benefit from the demonstrated reliability and performance of the CAPTAS-4, the undisputed market leader in underwater variable-depth active systems.

AAC delivered the system on Oct. 12, 2023, ahead of contractual milestones while under very aggressive time constraints. Thales' unrivaled sonar technology was chosen by Fincantieri Marinette Marine in agreement with the U.S. Navy to equip its new frigates. In addition to the two systems already ordered to date, up to eight additional CAPTAS-4 transmitter assemblies could be supplied under the current contract.  In this perspective, in April, AAC will complete construction on a new CAPTAS production facility located at their current site near Uniontown, Pennsylvania, where final assembly, integration, and acceptance testing will occur for shipsets two through 10.