Contract to Provide Second TRAP Won

January 2004
MASS has been awarded a contract to provide a second Trials Recording and Analysis Package (TRAP) for the Hunt Class Minehunter. The first of these H-TRAP systems was developed earlier in the year, building on the success of the original Sandown Class, S-TRAP. TRAP provides trials assessment and automated report facilities. S-TRAP monitors and records serial and 1553 data passing around the ship. H-TRAP extends the data coverage to include Ethernet data passing between the new 2193 sonar, under development by Thales, and the NAUTIS III Command System, under development by Alenia Marconi Systems.