Sonar domes

Solico developed a new generation of sonar domes for the Royal Dutch Navy. The domes combine superior sonar transparency with robustness needed for severe sea conditions. Recently, we developed sonar domes for the Royal Danish Navy, based on a similar design.

Customer:
Royal Dutch Navy, Royal Danish Navy
Low maintenance

Steel structures typically require periodic maintenance such as conservation and paint systems to prevent corrosion. Composites are not susceptible to corrosion resulting in lower Life-cycle costs.

Freedom of geometry

Double curved shapes are easily produced in composite materials at almost no extra cost. For production of limited series the relatively low moulding costs are an additional benefit.

Sonar/Radar Transparency

Composites are very well known for their transparency to radar and low damping properties.

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