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Monday, March 30, 2015

Thales to develop robot to neutralise underwater IEDs


The UK and French defence departments have jointly awarded engineering firm, Thales, with a contract to develop an autonomous system for the detection and neutralisation of sea mines and underwater improvised explosive devices (UWIEDs).

Thales will work in collaboration with BAE Systems and partners in France (ECA Group) and in the UK (ASV, Wood & Douglas, SAAB).

The Maritime Mine Counter Measures (MMCM) contract includes three stages, starting with a first phase for design and is expected to deliver an autonomous, remotely operated mine countermeasure solution.

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1 comment:

  1. US navy getting more powerful with addition of another attack submarine and it is named as Virginia Class multimission nuclear-powered submarine.It's hull size is length of 377ft by beam 34ft and displacement is 7,300t dived and accommodate standard 19in and 24in width equipment for ease of installation.It is equipped with 12 vertical missile launch tubes and four 533mm torpedo tubes.

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