GIB FT

Real time tracking of torpedo and UAV for test, trial and training

  • Easily deployable
  • Low costs compared to fixed bottom-mounted tracking ranges
  • Weapons testing in varied subsea environmental conditions

GIB FT

Real time tracking of torpedo and UAV for test, trial and training

GIB FT torpedo testing area
  • Easily deployable
  • Low costs compared to fixed bottom-mounted tracking ranges
  • Weapons testing in varied subsea environmental conditions

The GIB FT is Portable Torpedo and UUV tracking range. The GIB-FT system is composed of a set of buoys that receives acoustic signals transmitted by the pingers mounted on the torpedo and the target. The buoys thus measure the distances to the underwater vehicle and periodically transmit, through a local radio network, their GPS position and the measured distances to a Control and Display Unit installed on a support ship or at shore. This Control & Display Unit triangulates underwater vehicle’s positions & displays it over a chart.

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Contact name

Éric de TRETAIGNE

Specifications

Length

6 m

Width

800 mm

Weight

60 kg dry (set of 12 buoys) add 3 kg Control command 

Payload

Acoustic

Max Speed tracked

50 knots

Navigation / Navigation modes

GPS

Communications / Data links

RF, Iridium

Features

Simultaneous multiple-trackings on the same graphical interface (underwater, surface and air vehicles) Wide tracking range (up to 100 km² with 12 buoys) with a metric accuracy in 3D in the whole coverage area 

Control Station

Real-time data are overlapped on a Jeppesen digitalvector chart supplied 

Powerplant / Propulsion

Battery 

Depth rating

20-600 m

Endurance mission duration

8 h

Status

Use by DCNS to qualify their new torpedo program, French MoD for torpedo training, German Federal Office of Defense since 2012 for torpedo and UUV qualification

Applications

  • UUV & UAV test and qualification
  • Torpedo test and qualification
  • Training

Key Benefits

  • The system’s supervision covers Air, Surface and Underwater layers
  • Simultaneous multiple-tracking on the same graphic interface (underwater, surface and air vehicles)
  • Wide tracking range: up to 100 km² with 12 buoys
  • Shallow to deep waters (20 to 600 m water depth)
  • Real-time data is overlapped on a supplied Jeppesen digital vector chart
  • Raw data is stored for archival and off-line post processing (analysis and reporting)
  • 3D Metric accuracy for the whole area coverage
  • Fast buoy deployment and recovery
  • No calibration

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