Goodrich ships rubber sonar dome to US Navy

ERJ staff report (DS)

Jackson, Florida — Goodrich Corporation recently delivered its 331st sonar dome rubber window (SDRW) to the US Navy. A sonar dome is an acoustically transparent housing that surrounds the sonar transducer array, which together make up the sensor part of the sonar system.

Mounted on the bow of destroyers and cruisers, the sonar dome surrounds and protects the ship’s sonar array while offering minimum interference to sound transmission and reception for enhanced detection and classification of underwater targets. Goodrich pioneered the development of…

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