Latest Sonar Stories

2008-12-09 08:00:00

TEWKSBURY, Mass., Dec. 9, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) integrated undersea warfare combat system for the Zumwalt-class destroyer recently received its official U.S. Navy nomenclature, AN/SQQ-90. Raytheon's SQQ-90 represents the U.S. Navy's next-generation undersea warfighting capability. The tactical sonar suite is composed of new integrated system capabilities, including the hull-mounted mid-frequency sonar (AN/SQS-60), the hull-mounted high-frequency sonar...

2008-12-08 07:00:00

AquaShield(TM) Diver Detection Sonar to be installed by end of 2008 GIVAT SHMUEL, Israel, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DSIT Solutions Ltd., a subsidiary of Acorn Energy Inc. (Nasdaq: ACFN), announced today the sale of its AquaShield(TM) Diver Detection Sonar (DDS) System to an undisclosed EMEA government. The system will be installed in an area with critical infrastructure, including a port and energy production facilities. (Logo:...

2008-12-04 10:30:00

Man-made noise emitted in the seas and oceans is a huge risk to whales, dolphins and turtles that use sound to converse, find food and mate, wildlife experts announced on Wednesday.Reverberating ship engines, seismic surveys by oil and gas companies, and invasive military sonar is generating an "acoustic fog and cacophony of sounds" underwater, frightening marine animals and disturbing their natural behavior."There is now evidence linking loud underwater noises with some major strandings of...

2008-11-13 08:00:00

In a crushing defeat for environmentalists, the Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday the US Navy can conduct sonar training exercises off the southern California coast without restrictions designed to protect whales, dolphins and other marine mammals. The high court threw out a federal judge's injunction that had required the Navy to take precautions during submarine-hunting exercises. Environmental groups argued that the intense sound waves could harm or even kill 37 species of marine mammals,...

2008-10-09 09:00:26

From staff and wire reports WASHINGTON Whales may simply have to pay the price as the Navy trains for war, Supreme Court justices suggested Wednesday. In a closely watched environmental case, justices on Wednesday repeatedly sounded sympathetic to Pentagon officials who want to run large-scale Navy exercises off the Southern California coast. While the resulting underwater sonar storm disturbs marine mammals, it helps prepare sailors for combat. "I thought the whole point of the armed...

2008-10-06 00:00:17

By Izwan Ismail SYMANTEC has rolled out Norton Internet Security 2009 and Norton AntiVirus 2009, which are aimed at addressing the changing online threat landscape. Company vice president, Asia-Pacific and Japan consumer business David Freer said online threats have moved from duping users into opening attachments, to the current situation where cybercrooks hack into known and legitimate Web sites to prey on unsuspecting visitors. "This means that one can still be attacked by visiting...

2008-09-22 20:35:00

For centuries people have wondered what happened to Britain's own underwater "ËœAtlantis'. Now the truth about the fate of the lost medieval city of Dunwich is being revealed by scientists from the University of Southampton. Using newly-created maps, a team led by Professor David Sear of the University's School of Geography, has located the remains of one and most probably two of the city's churches lost to the sea off the Suffolk coast over 400 years ago. Results from a detailed...

2008-09-15 14:24:54

A new report warns that levels of noise in the world's oceans are causing serious problems for whales, dolphins and other marine mammals. Undersea noise blocks animals' communication and disrupts feeding, according to the International Fund for Animal Welfare (Ifaw). Some say naval sonar has been linked to the mass deaths of some cetaceans. The level of ocean noise in some regions is doubling each decade and Ifaw says protective measures are failing. "Humanity is literally drowning out marine...

2008-09-08 09:49:49

Echolocation may have evolved more than once in bats, according to new research from the University of Bristol published last week in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Professor Gareth Jones of the University of Bristol and Dr Stephen Rossiter of Queen Mary University of London, in collaboration with colleagues from East China Normal University in Shanghai, investigated the evolution of a gene called Prestin in echolocating bats "“ mammals with the most sensitive...

2008-08-20 09:00:59

We were cheered to learn that the U.S. Navy and conservation groups have reached a court-approved settlement that allows the military ample opportunity to test its low-frequency sonar systems while protecting the habitats of marine life . So it is especially disturbing that the Bush administration is still trying to block the courts' ability to mediate future agreements between the military and environmentalists. The vigilantly anti-regulatory Bush administration claimed that...

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