Development of a Supportability Performance Assessment System for Training Systems
May 6, 2024, 9:08 AM

Advanced Acoustic Concepts successfully met the Chief of Naval Operations' goals to create a performance-based Navy training curriculum, resulting in an increase in collaborative training and training evaluation capabilities. READ MORE

Thales Successfully Delivers the 1st CAPTAS-4 Sonar for the US Navy
Mar 6, 2024, 5:14 PM

Advanced Acoustic Concepts (AAC), a subsidiary of Thales, has delivered the first CAPTAS-4 sonar for the U.S. Navy's Constellation class Frigates (FFG). Prime contractor Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM) awarded the contract in May 2022. This delivery demonstrates the efficiency and the expertise of Thales' solutions and services.

The CAPTAS-4 variable depth sonar (VDS) has successfully completed all the milestones in the program established with FMM. The first system is currently in the United States ready for installation on the first Constellation-class Frigate (FFG-62).

The CAPTAS-4 system, which has won several awards for its unrivalled performance in underwater warfare coalition exercises, will help the new U.S. frigates to detect, locate, classify and track increasingly stealthy submarines.


AAC Awarded New Prime Sole Source Contract
Sep 27, 2019, 4:50 PM
Advanced Acoustic Concepts is awarded a new prime sole source contract N00024-19-C-6311 for Mission Package Computing Environment (MPCE) hardware and technical refresh, Common Mission Package Trainer (CMPT) hardware and technical refresh, Mission Package Portable Control Station hardware and technical refresh and engineering services in support of Program Executive Office Unmanned and Small Combatants.
2019 Cogswell Winners Announced.
Jun 21, 2019, 10:08 AM
The Defense Security Service (DSS) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award. Fifty-one facilities were selected for the award, which is presented at the annual NCMS training seminar on June 12, 2019, in St. Louis, Mo.
AAC showcases Unmanned Systems Technologies at U.S. Navy’s Advanced Naval Technology Exercise (ANTX-2018)
Sep 5, 2018, 1:35 PM
Advanced Acoustic Concepts, in collaboration with industry partners, participated in the U.S. Navy’s Advanced Naval Technology Exercise (ANTX) last month in Newport, Rhode Island. AAC participated in two exercises to highlight how AAC’s cutting edge technology can provide significant value to accomplishing undersea warfare. The first exercise demonstrated how AAC’s MobileC3 (Mc3) solution, currently fielded as the operational LCS Mission Package Mobile Control Station (MPMCS), provides the latest technology in a seamlessly integrated, open architecture, commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) system providing flexible support of any UxV control interface. The second exercise, executed in collaboration with Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII), demonstrated a single-sortie detect-to-engage capability for ‘Seabed Warfare in Denied Waters’. This capability was largely possible by the situational awareness provided by AAC’s SAMDIS imaging sonar and the engagement provided by AAC’s ANGLER underwater weapon system. Descriptions of the exercises can be found within the US Navy’s “Playbill” found at the ANTX Website:
Long Island company wins $12.2M contract for Navy software
Jun 20, 2018, 10:08 AM
Advanced Acoustic Concepts LLC, a Hauppauge company that specializes in undersea warfare, has won a $12.2 million modification to a U.S. Navy software contract. Under the contract, the company will provide software engineering services for the Navy's Littoral Combat Ship, according to the Defense Department. Fifty-five percent of the work will be performed in Hauppauge and the remainder will be done in Columbia, Maryland, and LeMont Furnace, Pennsylvania, where other Advanced Acoustic facilities are located. Read the complete article at
Use Allied Investments To Help Rebuild US Military
Aug 24, 2017, 9:51 AM
Advanced Acoustic Concepts, a DRS/Thales joint venture based in the United States, has devised SAMDIS –– Synthetic Aperture and Mine Detection Imagery Sonar –– a system with multiple capabilities that can be rapidly deployed to provide the underwater “big picture.” SAMDIS has been in production for four years and is in operational service with several allied nations. The SAMDIS solution is already in use by several allies and, as Norman Polmar and I recently noted, Britain and France employ SADMIS in their joint mine countermeasures program. The system is software upgradable, which means that experience with the now deployed and operational systems can easily provide data for software upgrades of contemporary as well as future versions. Read the complete article at
New Underwater Effectiveness: The SAMDIS Solution (Updated)
Aug 21, 2017, 10:07 AM
Advanced Acoustic Concepts, a DRS/Thales joint venture based in the United States, has devised SAMDIS––Synthetic Aperture and Mine Detection Imagery Sonar––a system with multiple capabilities that can be rapidly deployed to provide the underwater “big picture.” Having also developed shipboard hull-mounted sonars, variable-depth sonars, and a fully automated drone launch and retrieval system, the firm has devised SAMDIS primarily to be deployed from unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) and unmanned surface vehicles (USVs), i.e., the so-called “ghost fleet.” Read the complete article at
CASE Fidelity Implementation Award
Jul 1, 2016, 4:50 PM
Advanced Acoustic Concepts was awarded a $13,806,148 cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of the Common Acoustic Simulation Environment Fidelity Implementation (CASE-FI) in support of the P-8A and MH-60R aircraft. CASE-FI will provide tactical operational flight trainers and weapons tactics trainers with high fidelity improvements to the anti-software warfare tactical environment.
Navy Employer Recognition Event
Jun 1, 2016, 3:00 PM
On June 24, 2016, Advanced Acoustic Concepts was recognized at the 2016 Navy Employer Recognition Event (NERE) for their exceptional support of Navy Reserve employees. AAC was 1 of 37 companies recognized from 13 different states.