The division also redesigned and fabricated a modified MK 105 Magnetic Sweep mine countermeasure system and developed the Shallow Water Influence Sweep
(SWIMS) system for the US Navy.
Other EDO systems of this type produced for the Navy are the Shallow Water Influence Minesweeping System (SWIMS-AN/ALQ-219) and the development-stage Organic Airborne and Surface Influence Sweep
EDO Corporation (NYSE:EDO) announced today receipt of a contract for the System Demonstration and Development ("SDD") of the Organic Airborne and Surface Mine Influence Sweep
("OASIS") system from the U.
EDO is currently developing a new, smaller minesweeping system known as the Organic Airborne and Surface Influence Sweep
The Organic Airborne and Surface Influence Sweep
(OASIS), a combination high-speed, magnetic, acoustic-influence sweep
system, also will be reviewed early this year.
One end of the tow cable attaches to the Navy's multi-mission helicopter and the other connects to any of the following systems: the AN/ASQ-235 Airborne Mine Neutralization System, the AN/AQS-20A Sonar Mine Detecting Set and the AN/ALQ-220 Organic Airborne and Surface Influence Sweep
The organic airborne and surface influence sweep
system, or OASIS, is towed from a helicopter and creates a magnetic field in the water, as well as generating acoustic noise, he says.
The capability provided by the unmanned influence sweep
system was adequate and does well enough that we didn't think it was worth doing that fairly hazardous mission of towing with the MH-60S," said Capt.
The refurbishment extends the life of this MK-105 Mod 4 Airborne Mine Countermeasure Influence Sweep
unit for another 10 years.
Towed sonar with a mine identification system (AN/AQS-20A) -- Airborne Laser Mine Detection System (ALMDS) -- Airborne Mine Neutralization System (AMNS) -- Rapid Airborne Mine Clearance System (RAMICS) -- Organic Airborne and Surface Influence Sweep
The MCM mission modules include the Remote Minehunting System (RMS), AQS-20A mine-hunting sonar, Airborne Laser Mine Detection System (ALMDS), Airborne Mine Neutralization System (AMNS), Organic Airborne and Surface Influence Sweep
(OASIS), Unmanned Influence Sweep
System (UISS), and Coastal Battlefield Reconnaissance and Analysis (COBRA) system.
The unmanned Influence Sweep
System program is intended to develop a technology that can detect acoustic and magnetic mines and be deployed from the littoral combat ship.