VDS Anaconda, DSBV 61 series (TSM2970)
Anaconda is a VLF passive tactical towed array system with a range of over the 150Km. The array is towed at a critical angle from a 3,000 m cable, operating at a depth of 1000 m.
This system configures a digital wet-end, in service with the French Navy (DSBV-61A), with an advanced technology sonar receiver built around the Mangouste Mk 2 processor.
This latter equipment was developed by Thales (former Thomson Sintra) to increase the performance of all sonars, particularly in automatic detection, narrowband analysis, automatic tracking, adaptive beam forming and self-noise cancellation.
For upgrade and ship-life-extension-programs (SLEP), a wet-end overhaul solution is available. To benefit from the insights of modern sonar processing and to solve obsolescence problems, a form-fit-fitting modern front-end conditioning unit and a processing capability is available. Life extension is an effective solution from operational and cost perspective as recognized by a number of navies.