Shephard: ECA Group delivers Mine warfare AUVs for an Asian navy

Shephard: ECA Group delivers Mine warfare AUVs for an Asian navy

ECA Group has delivered an unmanned expendable mine disposal systems to the navy of an unnamed Asian country.

Wednesday, September 13 2017 - Defence & Security
See also K-STER I

Published on Shephard, September 2017

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The customer is transferring its mine countermeasure capability from manned 50m vessels with a crew of 40, to an unmanned system operated by three personnel.

The Navy's new unmanned surface vessel (USV), developed by a partner company, will deploy autonomously ECA Group's  K-STER I and K-STER C expendable mine disposal systems, which can be remotely piloted and use a highly secured dedicated link for the mine neutralization sequence.

The USV will use the K-STER I for inspection and if a mine is detected, launch the K-STER C to conduct the mine-clearance. All the vehicles are launched autonomously with an automated LARS (launch and recovery system), remotely piloted via a radio or satellite link.

The training for maintenance and pilotage of the systems has been conducted months ago at ECA Group's premises in the South of France.


Read more: ECA Group delivers an Unmanned Expendable Mine Disposal System to a Southeast Asian navy 


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