Teledyne Gavia Upgrades Turkish Navy AUVs

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Teledyne Gavia has delivered Blueview modules and associated Teledyne software for all Gavia autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) operated by the Turkish Navy Mine Countermeasures Command in Erdek.

The Blueview MB2250 will be used in conjunction with the existing Edgetch 2205 side scan sonars that are currently installed on the Turkish Navy Gavia vehicles and will provide capabilities for side scan sonar nadir gapfill as well as providing high frequency multibeam data that can aid in detection and classification of mine like objects.

During recent Mine Countermeasures (MCM) trials, use of the Teledyne BlueView MB2250 allowed the Gavia AUV to cover roughly forty percent more area in a given time than the vehicle would have been able to cover without the use of gap fill, the company said.

The Turkish Navy MCM command will utilize their Blueview equipped Gavia AUVs either from vessels of opportunity or from their AYDIN or ENGIN Class minehunters to augment existing MCM capabilities.

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