minehunting

minehunting

Employment of sensor and neutralization systems, whether air, surface, or subsurface, to locate and dispose of individual mines. Minehunting is conducted to eliminate mines in a known field when sweeping is not feasible or desirable, or to verify the presence or absence of mines in a given area. See also minesweeping.
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Q: With the cancellation of the Remote Mine Hunting System in February, is the Navy still pursuing development of an autonomous minehunting vehicle?
Developed by BAE Systems, Archerfish draws on the companys expertise and extensive technology in torpedoes, naval mines and minehunting.
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.
5m to provide the US Navy with AN/AQS-20A minehunting sonar systems and equipment.
M2 EQUITYBITES-March 4, 2014-Navy awards Raytheon minehunting sonar contract
Navy's Remote Minehunting Operational Prototype (RMOP), also the predecessor to the U.
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.
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 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.
In 2006 Thales approached the MoD and offered to help find a country that was interested in purchasing the ships for use in their original minehunting role.