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As the prime system integrator for the Swedish Hydra Integrated Underwater Warfare System employed on the new class of Visby "stealth" corvettes, General Dynamics Canada has worked to provide an integrated view of the underwater warfare space by engineering multiple subsystems into a single, streamlined architecture that supports variable depth sonar, hull-mounted sonar, towed array sonar, remotely operated sonar, own noise monitoring, sonobuoy receivers, underwater environment monitoring and three-dimensional underwater terrain monitoring.
While the general purpose version is equipped with a Thales bow-mounted UMS 4110 and WASS mine avoidance sonars only, the ASW replaces the GP-equipped 11 m stern launched fast boat with UMS 4249 low-frequency variable depth sonar and passive torpedo detection array plus WASS decoy launcher.
The AN/AQS-20A system is deployed from the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) as the variable depth sonar for the AN/WLD-1 Remote Minehunting System (RMS), and is towed undersea for scanning the water in front, below and to the sides of the vehicle for anti-shipping mines.
Key elements of the AN/WLD-1(V)1 include a diesel-powered, semi-submersible remote Minehunting Vehicle (MHV) with a deployable variable depth sonar, line-of-sight and over-the-horizon real-time data links as well as a shipboard launch and recovery system.
They were also fitted with variable depth sonar and prominent lattice masts.
The Royal Malaysian Navy has also selected the CAPTAS-2 which is part of the CAPTAS 1 family of active Variable Depth Sonar (VDS).