This partnership, which is part of the process of technological breakthrough in manufacturing methods, focuses firstly on production, inspection and maintenance tools. The development and completion of these tools, using the various available Additive Layer Manufacturing technologies, offer immediate benefits to the Aerospace sector, such as weight reduction, production cost savings and reduced manufacturing time.
A9-M is the configuration of ECA Group A9 man portable Autonomous Underwater Vehicle, AUV, dedicated to military applications. The vehicle has been designed to meet STANAG 1364 requirement: its acoustic and magnetic signatures are minimized in order not to trigger any underwater mines when doing the mine warfare survey. Its main function is Mine Like Objects detection and even classification depending on environmental conditions and seabed type in particular.
Easy to use, easy to deploy
High resolution side scan sonar
Accurate Inertial Navigation System
Modular architecture for easy maintenance
Low magnetic and acoustic signature (STANAG 1364 compliant)
Applications for Defence & Security Sector
Organic underwater mine Warfare: MCM Mission module for large multipurpose vessel & Mission module for coastal mine warfare
Conventional underwater mine warfare: Detection and classification
Endurance: up to 20 hours (With 2 Energy sections)