Quiet Modular Masts
MacTaggart Scott has designed and manufactured over 400 mast raising systems for use on submarines worldwide. The first Quiet Modular Mast (QMM) went to sea in the late 1990s and developments of this concept form the basis of the Company's current product range.
- Rapid installation and removal
- Simple boat interfaces
- Low radar signature
- Low weight
The QMM is a flexible, modular system that is readily configured to accept optronics, radar and communications payloads or to perform snort induction and diesel exhaust roles.
The QMM design is hydro-dynamically profiled to minimise drag and turbulence. It is designed to ensure usability at any operating position and speed with minimum vibration.
The QMM is extended and retracted under power in both directions. It does not rely on gravity for lowering.
The QMM is manufactured from advanced, deep-dive-compliant composite materials. Carbon fibre and glass fibre options are available to suit customer requirements.