Teledyne Gavia has signed a framework agreement for spares and support for Gavia vehicles with the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization.
As a part of the agreement Gavia modules including a Sonar Transponder Module (STM) were delivered to DALO as spares for a Gavia system that was delivered in 2008.
The STM module from Scanmatic of Norway is a module for receiving and retransmitting sonar signals which allows for a standard Gavia vehicle to be utilized as an ASW training target to train sonar operators. The STM consist of a flooded transducer compartment, an electronic compartment and a hydrophone that is towed behind the Gavia AUV and is capable of simulating pre-programmed target characteristics.
The Gavia AUV is an autonomous sensor platform that is user configurable by the addition of one or more sensor, navigation or battery modules by means of a unique twist lock system.
The modular design of the Gavia ensures maximum mission flexibility and system upgradability. Module options include acoustic payloads for ASW training, various side scan sonars, multibeams, camera, and an array of environmental sensors.