Tag Archives: mine countermeasure

Textron, Navy to Install Surface Warfare Weapons on Unmanned Surface Vehicle

Textron and the U.S. Navy have entered an agreement to integrate anti-surface weapons into the service branch’s unmanned surface vehicle, USNI News reported Tuesday. The team would develop and install surface warfare payloads onto the Common Unmanned Surface Vehicle as part of the cooperative research and development agreement. Payloads will include missiles, designators, sensors and …

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Northrop, Atlas Elektronik Showcase Unmanned Mine Hunting Tech

Northrop Grumman and Atlas Elektronik‘s U.K. subsidiary have jointly demonstrated an unmanned mine hunting system during the Belgian Defense Technology and Industry Day trials in Zeebrugge, Belgium. Northrop said Monday its AQS-24B mine hunting sensor was integrated with Atlas Elektronik UK‘s ARCIMS unmanned surface vessel during the tests. Alan Lytle, vice president of undersea systems …

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Textron Starts USV On-Water Tests Under Navy Program

Textron Systems has kicked off on-water tests for the company-built Common Unmanned Surface Vehicle in Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana, as part of the U.S. Navy‘s Unmanned Influence Sweep System program. Textron said Wednesday the on-water maneuverability test is part of the program’s system-level integration and test phase that will also involve demonstrations of the …

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Northrop Demos Mine Hunting Platform With Unmanned Surface Vehicle at UK Navy Exercise

Northrop Grumman has demonstrated a mine hunting platform with an Atlas Elektronik-built unmanned surface vehicle at the Unmanned Warrior Exercise hosted by the U.K. navy in Scotland. The ARCIMS autonomous surface vehicle deployed the Northrop-developed AQS-24B mine hunting tool to perform mine detection, classification and localization functions in a simulated mine …

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Raytheon, Navy Collaborate to Update Mine-Hunting Sonar Tech; Paul Ferraro Comments

Raytheon has partnered with the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport to update a sonar system that the company developed to help U.S. Navy personnel recognize mines. The AN/AQS-20A mine-hunting sonar has been updated through a Raytheon-NUWC collaboration that began in August last year as part of a “work for private party” contract funded by the company, …

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Elbit Systems Rolls Out Unmanned Surface Vehicle Platform

Elbit Systems has introduced an unmanned surface vehicle platform the company designed for anti-submarine warfare and mine countermeasure missions. The 12-meter Seagull USV works to operate maritime vehicles to detect and neutralize underwater mines, the company said Monday. Seagull has a mission control system, replaceable mission modules, Autonomous Navigation System and …

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