NAVAL FORCES - Current and Future Prospects of the French Naval Industry
Friday, December 05 2014
NAVAL FORCES by Pieter BastiaansAs part of the SLAMF programme, the ESPADON (Evaluation de Solutions Potentielles d'Automatisation de Déminage pour les Opérations Navales) subsystem is currently being developed by an industrial consortium consisting of DCNS, THALES and ECA Robotics.
It is a demonstrator consisting of an optionally manned surface vesssel acting as a mothership for autonomous underwater vehicles like ECA Robotics' ALISTER18 twin-body AUV or the same company's K-STER mine disposal vehicle.....
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