The Blackfish HMS is a medium frequency sonar system for ASW operations in both littoral and deep water. The system utilizes advanced signal processing and displays, and state-of-the-art electronics to provide high-performance sonar system.
The Blackfish HMS is available in two versions that differ in frequency:

Blackfish 567 - 5-7 KHz.
Blackfish 911 - 9-11 KHz

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The Blackfish HMS offers some Unique Advantages:

Unparalleled advanced acoustic signal processing focused on the detection and tracking of weak targets in highly cluttered acoustic environments. Automatic target tracking and classification reduces significantly the need for experienced sonar operators which are difficult and expensive to qualify and train.

The system utilizes machine learning techniques for automation algorithms, reducing operator workload and required expertise. State-of-the-art hardware with the latest and most recent processing capabilities, supplying the best performance and minimizing the system’s footprint with significantly less deck space required for electronics cabinets and other system components.

Blackfish HMS Array

  • 24 staves

  • 6 elements per stave

  • Diameter: 65/100 cm (Blackfish 911/567)

  • Height: 60/100 cm (Blackfish 911/567)

  • Weight: 450/800 Kg (Blackfish 911/567)

  • Option: array lifting winch for ease of repair

*Array dimension vary according to the required sonar frequency

BLACKFISH SONAR ARRAY 2 - BLACKFISH™ HULL MOUNTED SONAR (HMS)
Blackfish Console DSIT 2 - BLACKFISH™ HULL MOUNTED SONAR (HMS)

Operator Console

One sonar operator is required for system operation. Due to the high automation level and the user-friendly Human-Machine-Interface (HMI), it is not required that the operator will be senior or very experienced.

  • Dimensions 70 x 90 x 165 cm (W, D, H)

  • Marine grade IP67 rugged structure (front)

  • Withstand 25 G-shocks

  • Design to meet MIL-STD 810

  • 2X 24 inch ruggedizes screens

  • 12-inch rugged touchscreen PC panel

  • 2 rugged PC Windows based computers

  • Climate monitoring + heaters

  • Spicily designed for operation in hot tropical areas

Ruggedized Electronic TX/Rx Cabinets

  • TX Cabinet - 60 x 90 x 200 cm (W, D, H)

  • RX Cabinet - 60 x 70 x 120 cm (W, D, H)

  • Marine grade rugged structure

  • Withstand 25 G-shocks

  • Design to meet MIL-STD 810

  • Rugged front panel touchscreen (TX)

  • Climate monitoring + heaters

  • Spicily designed for operation in hot tropical areas

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Console Front - BLACKFISH™ HULL MOUNTED SONAR (HMS)

Software Features

  • Active Mode

    Search: PPI or B-scan

    Zoom on search display format

    Classify: A-scan or Doppler

  • Passive Mode

    Search: Envelope, energy vs. bearing, 3 waterfalls at different time scale (BTR)

    Classify: DEMON, Spectrum, Frequency waterfall

  • Command console (Touch)

  • Automatic operations

  • Windows based computing

  • Built in range prediction software

  • On-board operator trainer in various scenarios - It supports both Active and Passive operation.