Korean Navy Orders Diver Sonars for EOD Use

By December 1, 2012News

RJE International has been awarded a contract through DAPA to supply 14 DLS-2A diver-operated sonars to the Korean Navy for use on mine recovery and subsea salvage.

Used by the Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) Divers, the DLS-2A is a non-magnetic diver operated sonar that allows the operator to locate objects as small as a 12-inch cylinder up to 120 yards away. In addition, the DLS-2A has a passive mode that facilitates the recovery of acoustic beacons, similar to the ones used on aircraft “Black Boxes”.

Military divers all around the world use the DLS-2A to keep harbors and waterways free of mines. With hundreds in service worldwide, the DLS-2A and DLS-1 trainer sonar are the most commonly used diver sonars in the world.