Sensors & Detection
See Unit Viewer (F6) Sensors & Armor tab for information about a ship’s sensors and detection characteristics.
Visual (Vis.) Horizon:
How far a ship can see. Larger ships can see further since they are taller.
Large contacts can be seen “over” the visual horizon.
Visual (Vis.)/Radar Detection:
How easy a ship is to spot visually or with radar. Smaller ships are harder to see or detect with radar.
How far the radar on this ship can detect ships or aircraft under the very BEST of conditions.
How noisy the ship is in decibels. Louder ships are easier to detect with passive sonar.
How easily the ship is detected by active sonar. A large hull makes a ship easier to detect with active sonar.
Passive/Active Sonar Strength:
How far the sonar models on this ship can detect the largest noisiest contacts under the very BEST of conditions.