Underwater Weapons and Sonobuoy Testing

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We offer fixed and transportable surface and underwater 3D tracking for torpedo test firing, tracking, sonar calibration, dummy minefields, underwater sensor calibration and operational and mine warfare training.

Our Sonobuoy test facility checks that production samples comply with procurement specifications, and supports development programmes for new and upgraded Sonobuoy types. Collecting the data enables all aspects of Sonobuoy operation to be tested and measured.

We provide training provided to naval and civilian personnel in all aspects of signature management.

Underwater Weapons and Sonobuoy Testing services are available at:


  • Operational Signature Services
  • Test & Evaluation Services