What is ALTAS?

Q.  What is ALTAS?
- Published on 02 Jan 17

a. Anti-Tank Missile
b. Long range Missile
c. Submarine
d. Sonar

ALTAS is Advance Light Towed Array Sonar.

ALTAS is an efficient sensing system for detection, localization and classification of submarines operating especially in below layer ocean conditions.

It is useful in anti-submarine warfare operations and is the apt sensor for warships to locate silent submarines capable of launching high speed torpedoes.

During the year, technical trials were conducted wherein detection of dived submarine in active and passive modes was established. High speed towing at 16 knots was also demonstrated successfully.

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