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Portuguese Navy Orders Sonar System Upgrades General Dynamics Canada is installing an adjunct processing system on three VASCO DA GAMA-class frigates of the Portuguese Navy. Designed by Gen- eral Dynamics Canada, the ECLIPSE adjunct processor provides the in-ser- vice AN/SQS-510 sonar systems with enhanced operational capability to de-tect submarines and torpedoes.The ECLIPSE processing system will work in parallel with the AN/SQS-510, leveraging the data collected from the existing sonar system. The addition of the ECLIPSE processing system will signiÞ cantly improve the ability to de- tect and characterize echoes and sounds transmitted through the water to deter- mine location and physical characteris-tics of potential threats. The AN/SQS- 510 medium-frequency hull-mounted sonar is currently in service on all 12 Royal Canadian Navy HALIFAX-class patrol frigates and three IROQUOIS- class destroyers. The system is also in use in ships of the Portuguese and Bul-garian navies. Seatronics Invests in ROV Tooling Rental Market Seatronics, an Acteon company, has invested more than $1.5 million in the latest technologies, sensors and tools available from Tritech International Ltd, a Moog Inc. company. Many of the products will enhance the ROV tooling capabilities, which are available through recently acquired Acteon Company, J2 Subsea.HYPACK Hydrographic Training Event HYPACK, Inc. announced the dates for its HYPACK 2015 Hydrographic Training Event. The event will be held January 5-8, 2015 at The Hyatt Regen- cy in San Antonio, Texas. According to HYPACK, the three-day training will cover all aspects of single beam and multibeam hydrographic surveying and dredge management using HYPACK, HYSWEEP and DREDGEPACK pack- ages. Twenty-Þ ve exhibitors from the industryÕs hardware manufacturers, equipment resellers and service provid- ers will be on hand.Nortek to Host Northern Europe User Conference Nortek is hosting the 2014 Northern European User Conference, June 26-28, for oceanographers and ocean en-gineers. The organizer promises strong focus on networking, knowledge ex- change and hands-on experience with equipment among colleagues and collaborators gathered at Dutch isle. Nortek BV, Nortek UK and Terra4 will host the 2014 Northern European User Conference in collaboration in late June. Organizers offer two days of user presentations, hands-on dem-onstrations, technical discussions, lat-est development news, and network- ing opportunities. Managing Director at Nortek B.V., Sicco Kamminga, is responsible for organizing the event. Nortek recently launched its new Sig- nature55, which makes use of NortekÕs AD2CP technology and Nortek PiezoÕs transducers to extend NortekÕs current proÞ ling range capabilities to a thou- sand meters. The same platform is also used in the new Signature1000 and Sig- nature500, which are especially suited for studies of turbulence, while fulÞ ll-ing standard current proÞ ling needs. FlexTech Signs Deal with Ocean Installer Flexible pipe specialist FlexTech has signed a contract for ß exible pipe in- Teledyne RESON Academy Debuts Teledyne RESON announced a new training course program called the Teledyne RESON Academy, which includes open style training at global strategic locations and new training courses. ÒWe regularly hold courses for our customers, but now also offer open style training courses so that in-dividual customers can also sign up,Ó said Pim Kuus, Teledyne RESONÕs Global Training Manager. ÒWe have also designed new training courses targeted to the speciÞ c demands of the market place.Ó The course offerings include industry standard two-day SeaBat training tar- get at surveyors or engineers, SeaBat AUV training, and PDS2000 mul- tibeam or dredge software training. Beside these standard courses, the company offers bespoke trainings. One of the anticipated courses is the comprehensive training course that covers the full hydrographic work- ß ow from mobilization, data acquisi- tion to data processing and deliver- ables. This course is offered with the customerÕs preferred hydrographic software packages. The training courses are available for all experi- ence levels and are given in various languages or through Marine Technology Reporter 55MTR #4 (50-64).indd 55MTR #4 (50-64).indd 555/12/2014 10:23:08 AM5/12/2014 10:23:08 AM

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