L-3 Klein Associates, Inc. Introduces 5000 V2 Multi-Beam Side Scan Sonar

SALEM, NEW HAMPSHIRE, September 3, 2008 – L-3 Communications Klein Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce that we have introduced our highly upgraded version of our System 5000.  The L-3 Klein 5000 was the first commercial Side Scan Sonar system to employ cutting edge Multi-Beam technology.  L-3 Klein has continually made incremental improvements to the System 5000 over the years.  Now we have completed a major upgrade and technology refresh to the 5000 and are proud to introduce the new L-3 Klein 5000 V-2.

L-3 Klein has added a new Reconnaissance Mode which extends long range coverage to 250 meters per side while maintaining along track resolution at 10 cm to 38m, 20 cm to 75m increasing to 36 cm to 150m and 50 cm to 250m. We have added Frequency modulated Chirp, which yields consistent cross track resolution at all range settings and speeds.  Through state-of-the-art engineering L-3 Klein has further reduced noise to offer our customers far superior imaging.  This produces extremely sharp along-track resolution at higher tow speeds, with 100% bottom coverage.

With the release of the 5000 V2, L-3 Klein will be offering an option for a high accuracy, low cost Pitch and Roll sensor.  When coupled with L-3 Klein’s image stabilization software, embedded in Klein’s SonarPro®, even greater image enhancements are provided to the end user. 

By Professional Mariner Staff