80Trailer collecting technical data from dipping sonar

Peake recently built a mobile operations trailer for Thales Defense and Security Inc.  Thales will use the trailer for mobile operations within their Defense-Airborne Systems division.

The trailer is currently being used to record technical data from helicopter’s equipped with dipping sonar.   Dipping sonar systems are deployed to provide a lightweight, mobile detection sensor for locating and tracking submarines. Thales developed FLASH (Folding Light Acoustic System for Helicopters), the world leader in acoustic dipping sonar, and provides these solutions to the US Navy, the UK Royal Navy, the United Arab Emirates, France, Norway and Sweden.

Peake’s integration of this mobile operations trailer include:

  • Featherlite 6’x10′ trailer upfitted to provide communications racking and mobile work station
  • Installed external compartment with generator and fuel tank
  • Installed power external connection panels
  • Custom cabinets with whiteboard face
  • Custom desk
  • Communications and power rack installation
  • Installed monitor
  • Interior lighting and Electric outlets

While Peake provided design, fabrication and installation of the above items, Thales installed their own communications infrastructure to support their operations (data collection from the dipping sonar).

Thales Defense & Security, Inc., formerly Thales Communications, Inc., is a global company serving the defense, federal, and commercial markets with innovative solutions for the ground tactical, airborne and avionics, and naval/maritime. In addition to mission-critical communication systems, the company provides helmet-mounted displays and motion tracking technologies; SATCOM terminals; advanced sonar systems; air traffic management navigation, and surveillance, and simulation.

Peake provides custom specialty vehicle and communication solutions for public and private organizations.  Based on customer specifications, mission requirements and budget, Peake designs, builds and integrates the most effective solution and product.  Learn more about Peake Specialty Vehicles and Trailers here.


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