On Monday seventeenth October, the representatives of the Division of Nationwide Defence for the Philippine Navy and Naval Group have carried out the Pre-Supply Inspection (PDI) of CONTRALTO® response module in France. Naval Group will present anti-torpedo defence system primarily based on CANTO/CONTRALTO countermeasures answer to equip the 2 Jose Rizal-class frigates. This anti-torpedo system is fitted with its related response module Contralto®, which computes probably the most applicable evasive manoeuvre and deployment sequence as soon as a risk is detected. This milestone allows the set up of CONTRALTO® into the C-Guard decoy launching system of the 2 frigates.

CONTRALTO® represents a breakthrough within the discipline of anti-torpedo defence. The counter-measure is exclusive because it applies the ‘dilution/confusion’ idea to defend a vessel. This includes producing a high-level, 360-degree acoustic sign as quickly because it enters the water to jam the complete frequency vary of an attacking torpedo. CANTO® then generates lots of of false targets, forcing the attacking torpedo to recalibrate and reposition an assault vector. This overwhelms the torpedo’s sonar and information processing, finally depleting its power reserves. The French Navy has already chosen CANTO® for its SSN submarine and floor fleet.


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CANTO® is suitable with over 50 platforms, and is used together with the CONTRALTO® response module from Naval Group. As soon as a risk is detected, CONTRALTO® suggests an optimized evasive maneuver together with CANTO® countermeasures. This makes it probably the most profitable programs in defeating torpedo assaults. The twin function of dilution/confusion additionally means CONTRALTO® requires much less house compared with separate programs that fulfill a single objective. That is extremely priceless for submarines, which have a restricted variety of launch tubes and countermeasures to face subsequent assaults.

Naval Group has introduced the opening of its workplace in Manilla in late 2020. The corporate’s intensive portfolio opens many alternatives to deal with the complete vary of Philippine naval wants from improvement of the naval forces to the structure of a world-class submarine pressure. Naval Group is a significant French industrial group specialised in naval protection design, improvement and building. Its headquarters are situated in Paris. Inheritor to the French naval dockyards initiated in 1631 by Cardinal Richelieu and to the Route des Constructions et Armes Navales (DCAN), which grew to become Route des Constructions Navales (DCN) in 1991 after which DCNS in 2007, the corporate was rebranded Naval Group in 2017. Its two important shareholders are the French State (62.49%) and Thales Group (35%).