High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Sonar 2087 is a towed
array sonar system for Royal Navy Type 23 frigates manufactured by
Thales Underwater Systems. Sonar 2087 has replaced the Sonar 2031
towed array. The introduction of this advanced new Sonar has
significantly enhanced the anti submarine warfare capability of the
Royal Navy. It provides Type 23 frigates with the ability to hunt
the latest submarines at great distances and localise them beyond
the range at which they can launch an attack. Sonar 2087 is a Low
Frequency Active Sonar (LFAS) and consists of both active and
passive sonar arrays. During Exercise ORION 08, HMS Westminster,
using Sonar 2087, conducted successful anti-submarine exercises in
the Indian Ocean. Together with the presence of 6 Merlin HM1
helicopters of 814 Naval Air Squadron embarked in HMS Illustrious
with their advanced anti-submarine equipment, the combination has
re-affirmed the Royal Navy's reputation as a leader in anti
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