Q: With the cancellation of the Remote Mine Hunting System in February, is the Navy still pursuing development of an autonomous minehunting
See "United States Navy Fact File: Remote Minehunting
System (RMS)," America's Navy, www.navy .mil/.
Developed by BAE Systems, Archerfish draws on the companys expertise and extensive technology in torpedoes, naval mines and minehunting
. The Archerfish neutraliser provides significant time and logistical advantages over current Remotely Operated Vehicle mine disposal systems.
The main component of Increment 1 MCM MP represented by the Remote Minehunting
System (RMS) has however encountered reliability problems, which could delay MCM MP initial operational test and evaluation and follow-on low-rate initial production awards.
Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) said it has been awarded USD35.5m to provide the US Navy with AN/AQS-20A minehunting
sonar systems and equipment.
M2 EQUITYBITES-March 4, 2014-Navy awards Raytheon minehunting
Navy's Remote Minehunting
Operational Prototype (RMOP), also the predecessor to the U.S.
Haskel Europe's export manager, Simon Calvert, said: "The Royal Navy has a fleet of minehunting
vessels that ensure the sea ways are clear of mines and ordnance.
"Sweeping these is more dangerous than minehunting
, because you have to actually drive over the mine.
(22) The Navy is also developing "minehunting
" autonomous mini-submarines.
The new PEO LCS will include the following Program Offices: LCS (PMS 501), Remote Minehunting
System (PMS 403), Unmanned Maritime Systems (PMS 406), LCS Mission Modules (PMS 420), Mine Warfare (PMS 495), and essential fleet introduction program and functional offices, such as test and evaluation and aviation integration.
The ships were on a secret training exercise, codenamed Beneficial Archer, to improve minehunting
skills in different depths of water and over various seabed types.