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Underwater Digital Communicating in Turkey

Tests on the Digital Underwater Acoustic Modem (SSAM) Developed by Meteksan Defence Successfully Concluded

Issue 54

Meteksan Defence’s Digital Underwater Acoustic Modem (SSAM) Prototype Development Project Acceptance Tests were successfully concluded with participants from Istanbul Maritime A.Ş., SSM and the Naval Forces Command as observers.

Whereas underwater communications was only possible with analogue voice communications until recently, with the domestically developed SSAM, data communications is now possible. Although an international standard has not been set at the present time, Meteksan Defence has developed a NATO standard modem at an early stage. In this way, the first building blocks of a product design that is compatible with NATO systems, ends dependence on overseas products and is of an exportable quality has been developed.

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