World Naval News: ECA Group unveils new generation mid-size A18-M AUV for MCM
Published on World Naval News, March 2018.
The AUV A18-M vehicle developed by ECA Group is made to perform for efficient mine detection and classification in all water depths up to 300m. Like the other ECA Group AUV s A9-M and A27-M, the AUV A18-M is designed to operate in close vicinity of the smartest mines without triggering.
Due to its large endurance and payload capacity it can host high performance sonar payloads, such as synthetic aperture sonar to provide unprecedented detection and classification performance.
“This mid-size AUV is the top trade-off between size, weight and long endurance. Its payload capacity makes it able to host high performance sonar, such as synthetic aperture sonar (SAS), providing unprecedented detection and classification performances,” said Léonie Delacou, AUV product manager at ECA Group.