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L-3 Communications Klein Associates, Inc.

11 Klein Drive, Salem, NH 03079 T: +1-603-893-6131 E: [email protected] W: CEO/President: Frank Cobis VP: Michael Mitchell Engineering Director: Ronald Allen No. of Employees: 50   L-3 Klein, a division of L-3 Marine & Power Systems is a leading sensor technology provider that designs and manufactures high-resolution sonar systems and radar-based security and surveillance systems. L-3 Klein is a sensor technology provider that manufactures and designs high-resolution sonar systems, and radar-based security and surveillance systems.  The Klein S5900 is a

Marine Technology Reporter - September 2017 Edition

, and online. This edition includes features on: Ocean observation: robotics and artificial intelligence pave the path forward.   Research vessels: update on the new fleet currently under construction   Voices: Marty Klein, the 'father of side scan sonar'; and Frank Cobis, vice president and general manager of Klein Marine Systems   Seafloor engineering: the mapping-while-drilling evolution   Port insights: Digital transformation of port operations   Read more at

Giuseppe Di Stefano (Photo: Klein Marine Systems)

Di Stefano Joins Klein as Sales Director

General Manager for Ageotec where he was responsible for the design and manufacturing of Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) and marketing and sales of geo-physics and hydrographic equipment worldwide. Di Stefano holds a Masters in Electrical Engineering from the University of Bologna, Italy.   Frank Cobis, Vice President and General Manager, said, “Giuseppe is an excellent addition to the Klein team and brings a wealth of experience in international business development. As we continue to expand and bring new leading edge products to market, Giuseppe’s innovative sales and business

Martin Klein with a Klein  multibeam side scan sonar. “We were proud that side scan was able to finally replace the old wire drag technology.” (courtesy Martin Klein and the MIT Museum)

Klein's Side Scan Sonar, Then and Now

back to the 1960s when Marty Klein, who many consider to be the father of side scan sonar, began building his own devices from his home in Lexington, Mass. As this iconic subsea technology company approaches 50, MTR speaks with Marty Klein as well as Klein Marine System’s general manager, Frank Cobis.    When did you realize you were destined for a career in the subsea world? Marty Klein: Wow. It started back in 1961 when I was a senior at MIT and I had to do a thesis. I like to build things, but I seemed destined to work on some very theoretical project. I knew of Harold

Photo courtesy of SeeByte

SeeByte ATR Software Compatible with L-3 Klein Sonar

commonly applied in mine countermeasures (MCM) missions. Once the mission was completed the data was imported into SeeTrack Military where the Mission Review Tool was used to mark and measure contacts. The geo-referencing engine was used to visualize all relevant data from that same location. Frank Cobis, VP and General Manager at L-3 Klein commented, "Using the Klein UUV-3500 sonar with the ATR module will allow our customers to effectively collect larger quantities of data and automatically process and identify contacts. This is a huge step forward for the MCM community using our side-scan

(Photo: Klein Marine Systems)

MTR100: Klein Marine Systems, Inc.

depth rating provide superb capabilities for the coastal survey and security communities.   11 Klein Drive, Salem, NH 03079 Phone: (603) 893-6131 Email: [email protected] CEO/President: Guy Malden Number of Employees: 45 Vice President: Frank Cobis     (As published in the July/August 2016 MTR100 edition of Marine Technology Reporter

Founded by Marty Klein in 1968, in a small factory in Salem, NH, Klein Associates became the first commercial manufacturer of side scan sonar in the world.

MTR100: L-3 Communications Klein Associates, Inc.

11 Klein Drive    Salem, New Hampshire 03079    T: 1-603-893-6131 E: [email protected]    W:    CEO/President: Frank Cobis    No. of Employees: 50    Founded by Marty Klein in 1968, in a small factory in Salem, New Hampshire, USA, Klein Associates became the first commercial manufacturer of side scan sonar in the world. Since then, L-3 Klein Associates has become the leading supplier of side scan sonar equipment, and waterside security and surveillance systems to navies, shipbuilder

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