The UK Navy has witnessed the Deep Siren Tactical Paging (DSTP) system developed by Raytheon which enables the Navy to communicate in real time with a submerged submarine, as part of an at-sea trial exhibition.
The company demonstrated the ability to communicate at classified speeds and depths addressing the deficit in communications between a commander and submarine in real time.
The operation, which was conducted during the UK Navy’s TAURUS 09 deployment, followed the US Navy’s successful military utility assessment conducted in 2008.
The company is currently working on airborne certification of Deep Siren, which allows the system’s buoys to be deployed via aircraft.
The presentation also proved that the DSTP system buoys can be used to communicate with submarines at underwater ranges significantly greater than 100 nautical miles.