The US Navy has signed a contract for the supply of next-generation sonar buoys with Ultra Group.
According to the American press, the company is a world leader in the supply of sonar buoys. Its services are used by the US Navy, Canada, Great Britain and a number of other states. But the main consumer of the company's products, certainly, are the US Navy.
Ultra has a well-established history of providing best-in-class sonar buoys for the US Navy. One of the main tasks of the company at present is to reduce the cost of supplied equipment.. Such a policy is fully consistent with the overall strategy of the US Navy to reduce the cost of its activities..
It is worth noting, that any action to strengthen the country's defense potential is considered by the Pentagon as very significant in the context of the general confrontation with China. After all, it is the navy that is called upon to play a key role in the rivalry of powers in the Asia-Pacific region., but its modernization will require corresponding efforts from the United States, including financial. If the company manages to reduce the cost of buoys, this will be very positively received at the Pentagon and will lead to an increase in purchases.
With the help of new generation sonar buoys, it is planned to monitor the movements of not only submarines, but also unmanned underwater vehicles. At the same time, new buoys can be secretly placed in the area of military bases of countries, which the United States has identified as its main adversaries. In other words, we are talking primarily about Russia and China. New buoys are capable of not only tracking, but also use secure communication channels to transfer data to the control panel of operators at US Navy bases. Author:Ilya Polonsky Photos used:Wikipedia / U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Stuart Phillips