The Italian Navy’s Gaeta class minehunting fleet will be fitted with the Thales Sonar 2093 system under a new contract awarded by Intermarine.

Under the contract, Thales UK will supply eight of the variable depth Sonar 2093 systems, which will be used to detect and classify bottom and moored mines.

The Intermarine-built Gaeta class minehunters are undergoing a refit signed in August to upgrade eight vessels to modern operating standards.