MOBILE ACOUSTIC SCORING SYSTEM (MASS)
MASS is a mobile bombardment range developed for warship Naval Gunfire Support training and evaluation, which can also be used with any air or land based system.
The portable system replaces traditional land-based ranges, which are increasingly difficult to access due to land use pressures.
The firing vessel/aircraft/battery is provided a target from the forward observer (system controller). The actual impact point is calculated by the base station, correction calculated in real time, and reported back to the firing unit.
- Access anywhere and anytime
- Reduce range safety problems
- Increased accuracy over visual systems
- Real time fall of shot evaluation
- Training value for multiple ships
- Increased Operational Preparedness
- HE ordnance not required
- Range operating costs significantly reduced
- Environment and Political considerations
- Costly removal of unexploded ordnance no longer required
- Suitable for any weapon delivery system