Arctic Surveillance Array

CCGS Terry Fox enters Gascoyne Inlet during array deployment trials in the Canadian Arctic.

Morning Ice Cover

Early morning ice cover threatens to interfere with system deployments in Arctic trials.

Magnetic Range Deployment

Panoramic view overlooking the deployment of Omnitech Electronics' fixed magnetic signature range for Canada.

DSAM Sensor Installation

Omnitech Electronics' digital shaft alignment monitoring sensors are installed on the world's largest ships. Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller, Triple-E Class and OOCL Hong Kong.


DEFSEC Atlantic 2022

Date: 2022-10-19

Omnitech Electronics will be exhibiting at Canadian Defence Security and Aerospace Exhibition (DEFSEC Atlantic 2022) at the Cunard Centre in Halifax from October 4 - 6, 2022. Please visit us at booth B515. If you plan to attend the show and would like to schedule a meeting during or after the show, please contact us.

DEFSEC Atlantic 2021

Date: 2021-09-15

Omnitech Electronics will be exhibiting at Canadian Defence Security and Aerospace Exhibition (DEFSEC Atlantic 2021) at the Halifax Convention Centre in Halifax from October 5 - 7, 2021. Please visit us at booth M118. If you plan to attend the show and would like to schedule a meeting during or after the show, please contact us.

COVID-19 Update

Date: 2020-04-19

At Omnitech Electronics, we take the health and safety of our employees, customers, and suppliers very seriously. In response to COVID-19, Omnitech Electronics has implemented changes to our processes and workspace that allow all our employees to continue working safely during this time. Omnitech Electronics is continuously monitoring the situation and acting immediately to all recommendations of the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Nova Scotia Health Authority.

Omnitech Electronics remains open for business and ready to assist with all products, engineering, software, and support services. We are proud to continue providing products, services, and support to all our defense, aerospace, research, and industrial customers.  It is our goal to support these essential industries within Canada and around the world, as we work together during this pandemic.

At this time, all employee travel has been restricted and we have directed employees to use other methods of communication with our customers. If emergency on-site service is required, we will do our due diligence before sending an employee on-site thereby ensuring the safety of our employees, your organization, and public health.

We recognize and appreciate the important role we play in your business. We continue to monitor, operate and adapt to the changing circumstances to limit any impact to your business with safety considerations at the forefront. We appreciate your continued support as we work to minimize the COVID-19 impact. Thank you in advance for your patience as we navigate this challenging and uncertain situation.

Arctic Arrays Achieve Endurance Milestone

Date: 2019-09-10

Omnitech Electronics' Acoustic Surveillance Arrays continue to operate, four years after deployment, underwater and under-the-ice in Canada’s famous Northwest Passage. The arrays were developed for Defense Research and Development Canada as part of the Northern Watch Technology Demonstrator Program.  Two arrays were deployed ~10 km into the sea from the DRDC research camp at Gascoyne Inlet on Devon Island. Each array has 48 passive hydrophones in nested, low-frequency apertures and are tethered to, and powered from a shore station.

Degaussing Range Operations Improved with Upgraded Ship Position Tracking

Date: 2019-08-30

Omnitech Electronics delivers updated and improved ship position tracking systems for use at Canada’s Degaussing Ranges. The ranges measure and calibrate the magnetic signatures of RCN vessels. Knowing the accurate position, heading and velocity of the vessels improves the measurements and operation of the range.  To gather this position data, range operators install Omnitech Electronics’ system on the bow and stern of the vessel-on-range.  The system reports the position of the vessel to operators onshore where the data is used to align the ship position with the positions of the underwater range sensors.  [ More ... ]

High Voltage Filter Modules Delivered to RCN

Date: 2019-08-01

Omnitech Electronics delivers 100 High-Voltage EMC Filter modules to the Royal Canadian Navy. The HVFM-2516 is a power supply transient filter which provides excellent suppression in the 10 kHz - 200 kHz range typical of switched power seen in submarine applications. The filters have an input voltage range to 750 VDC and were originally designed by Omnitech Electronics as a form-fit-functional replacement for OEM modules used in Victoria Class Submarines.

Omnitech Electronics awarded Tier-2 UWSU Subcontract

Date: 2019-05-01

General Dynamics Mission Systems Canada has selected Omnitech Electronics Inc. to provide sonar receivers and TORSIC hydrophone arrays for the Underwater Warfare Suite Upgrade (UWSU) Project.  UWSU will provide the RCN with an improved ability to detect and track underwater threats. The upgrade will ensure that the Halifax Class Frigates are well equipped for future underwater search operations and will help protect sailors from quieter submarines and other threats.

Omnitech Electronics will design and manufacture the Acoustic Receiver Units for the hull mounted sonars and supply the TORSIC sub-system hydrophones.  Omnitech Electronics has selected Sensor Technology Limited (Dartmouth, NS) to provide hydrophones for the TORSIC subsystem and are pleased to join the team of companies contributing to this high-value Canadian project.

Omnitech Electronics at UDT 2019

Date: 2019-04-10

Omnitech Electronics will be exhibiting at Undersea Defence Technology 2019 in Stockholm, Sweden (booth C41) from May 13-15.

Omnitech Electronics will be displaying: digital acoustic surveillance arrays (portable light-weight, and deep-water versions); underwater magnetic and electric field signature measurement ranges (fixed and portable), fully instrumented exercise mines - to train mine clearance divers or monitor signatures from mine hunting ROVs, and form-fit-functional replacements for submarine legacy displays. If you would like to schedule a meeting during or after the show, please contact us.

Omnitech Electronics Awarded RDS Support Contract

Date: 2019-04-02

Omnitech Electronics has been awarded a $1.4M contract with Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC Atlantic) to provide software and hardware support for DRDC's Rapidly Deployable Array Systems (RDS) Technology. This contract will allow Omnitech Electronics to support the numerous underwater sensing systems that DRDC currently own that have been customized for specific research programs and projects, and will allow for upgrades and improvements to these sensor systems to ensure that DRDC scientists get the most accurate data possible.

Commissioning of 2nd Digital Magnetic Influence Range for DND Canada Completed

Date: 2019-03-01

Omnitech Electronics has completed installation and commissioning of the second Magnetic Influence Range for the Royal Canadian Navy's east coast degaussing facilities. Omnitech’s newest Magnetic Signature Measurement Systems are replacing the older analog solenoid-based DG Ranges installed in the 1970s. The new systems use triaxial magnetic field sensors with alignment correction and precision time stamping to allow extremely accurate signature measurements. Omnitech Electronics customized the sensor mounting brackets to allow simple swap-out of the solenoid coils by divers and provided a custom server / client software interface so the RCN could reuse existing signature management and analysis software. Field replaceable sensors can be upgraded to include electric field measurements at each sensor location.

Omnitech Electronics Delivers New Deep-water Digital Acoustic Array to FFI

Date: 2018-05-25

Omnitech Electronics has supplied an advanced deep-water acoustic array system to the Norwegian Defence Research Agency (FFI). Based on Omnitech Electronics' Low-Power Digital Hydrophone Array (LDHA) technology, the battery powered 64-hydrophone, 500m long array is intended for long term autonomous deployments at depths to 2000m to collect and analyze acoustic data. FFI have been using Omnitech Electronics’ digital hydrophone arrays since 2010. Contact us for information on current systems or how our LDHA technology can be customized to your specifications.

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