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Type 2034

Country of Origin: Britain


The Type 2034 is the main short-range, side-scanning sonar used for sea bottom charting by the British Royal Navy Hydrographic Service.

The sonar is useful in locating sunken ships or airplanes or obstructions to sea channels, and for charting the underwater topography of an area. The transducers are housed in a towed body, currently the Mk 3.


Initial operational capability (IOC) was attained in 1976. Older systems were upgraded with the installation of a new signal processor...

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