ECA Group’s Mine CounterMeasures Modernisation Solution hits a key milestone: Successful Factory Acceptance Test for Latvian Navy Programme

Monday, August 22 2022
Last june, ECA Group welcomed the Latvian Navy to carry out the Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT) for their modernised ship’s Command and Control (CC) system and Mine Identification and Disposal systems (MIDS). These systems will be soon integrated onto Latvia’s Tripartite-class Mine Hunter vessels (IMANTA Class). The Latvian Navy will be the first to be equipped with a comprehensive drone solution from ECA Group, specifically designed to be fitted during modernisation programmes of previous generation Mine Hunters.

English Read the PDF in English 


Selected in 2020 following an international tender, ECA Group is in charge of the modernisation of the MCM capacity of the three Latvian MCM vessels. The traditional mine warfare system is completely replaced by a new command and control system and a full set of drones, all designed and manufactured by ECA Group: the A18-M AUV fitted with ECA Group’s UMISAS Sonar, the SEASCAN mine identification vehicle and the K-STER mine disposal system.

ECA Group is also responsible for the ship modification and the upgrade of the navigation system, composed of W-ECDIS warship electronic chart display and information system, Gaps M7 USBL positioning system and Phins C7 compact Inertial Navigation System by iXblue, as well as a new Autopilot by SIREHNA.

During the FAT, the ship’s command and control with W-ECDIS and Autopilot, the sensors’ functionalities and interfaces were successfully tested. In addition, during the acceptance tests, the Latvian Navy successfully performed a scenario of mine identification with the SEASCAN and firing simulation with the K-STER for mine disposal.

 


 « The work progress on this programme is fast enough. I see the big efforts from the ECA Group side to develop new sensors and systems based on our requests » Dmitrijs Jankovs, MCM squadron upgrade programme Manager.

« So far, I am satisfied of the performances of the K-STER and the SEASCAN », said Arturs Knoks, Commander of M-08, the 1st ship to be modernised.


 

This programme builds on the long-standing partnership between the Latvian Navy and ECA Group. The Navy has been operating ECA Group’s A9 autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) for several years. With this modernisation contract, 10 K-STER mine disposal systems, 2 SEASCAN mine identification systems and a A18-M mid-size AUV with their common software suite will be delivered for each of the 3 ships to be modernised.

By upgrading the mine warfare equipment on existing vessels, ECA Group brings state-of-the-art capabilities at a cost-effective price to navies while enabling them to extend the life of their fleet already in service.

This toolbox can be installed on any conventional mine countermeasures vessels or on non-dedicated ships. ECA Group offers this modernisation solution to all navies that intend to keep and optimise their conventional mine countermeasures vessels or consider the acquisition of pre-owned vessels.

More Defence & Security news ?
NEWS_Demonstration at NavSup 2022
iXblue and ECA Group demonstrate... DEFENCE & SECURITY

iXblue and ECA Group recently demonstrated successful subsea asset tracking in shallow waters...

Read More
eca group - event - rencontres regionales sud defense
Rencontres Régionales Sud de la... DEFENCE & SECURITY

Meet ECA Group during Rencontres Régionales Sud de la Défense 2022 in Toulon, on 6...

Read More
DSC00003
ECA Group successfully demonstrates... MARITIME

ECA Group performed successful sea trials of its R7 ROV, the latest addition to its ROV range, in...

Read More
ECA-GROUP-EVENT-WDS-VIGNETTE
WORLD DEFENSE SHOW 2022 | 6 - 9 March... DEFENCE & SECURITY

ECA Group will welcome you on its stand during World Defense Show, taking place at the Riyadh...

Read More
VIGNETTE EVENT PACIFIC 2021
INDO PACIFIC 2022 | 10 - 12 May | ECA... DEFENCE & SECURITY

Meet ECA Group at INDO PACIFIC 2022 on stand 3S1 to discover its solutions for Naval Robotics and...

Read More
eca-group-events-sea tech week 2022
SEA TECH WEEK 2022 | 26 - 30... DEFENCE & SECURITY

Meet ECA Group at SEA TECH WEEK 2022, taking place from 26 - 30 September 2022 in Brest to...

Read More
ECA-GROUP-BANNER-UDT 2019
UDT 2022 | 7 - 9 June | ECA Group... DEFENCE & SECURITY

Meet ECA Group at UDT, taking place from 7 - 9 June 2022 in Rotterdam to present its expertise in...

Read More
logo EDEX
EDEX 2021 | 29 November - 02 December... DEFENCE & SECURITY

Meet ECA GROUP at EDEX 2021, in Egypt International Centre from  29 November to 02 December...

Read More
ECA GROUP-NEWS-DEMO AMI
ECA GROUP demonstrates its maritime... DEFENCE & SECURITY

ECA GROUP, lead partner of a consortium composed of A-NSE, ATHANOR and CERBAIR, has...

Read More
ECA ROBOTICS BELGIUM INAUGURATES ITS NEW HEADQUARTERS AND R&D CENTRE IN MOUSCRON
ECA ROBOTICS BELGIUM INAUGURATES ITS... GENERAL

ECA ROBOTICS Belgium is honoured to inaugurate its offices in Mouscron in Belgium in the presence...

Read More
copyright 2022 eca group© all rights reserved - legal terms - privacy policy - sitemap - A Groupe Gorgé company