2019 | 21 September

ECA Group demonstrates its Unmanned Maritime Systems (UMS) for Mine Countermeasures (MCM)

Monday, October 03 2016
At the occasion of Euronaval press trip ECA Group presented on 21st September 2016 a full mine hunting mission & tasks from the detection to the neutralization of a sea mine by means of ECA Unmanned Maritime Systems. These UMS used by numerous navies, including the French Navy, have been specially designed to provide a new generation of operationally effective solutions for mine warfare operations.

Organized by GICAN, in presence of numerous media partners, ECA Group participated in the Euronaval press trip which took place in Paris and Toulon from 19 to 22 September 2016. At this occasion, ECA Group presented  its latest Unmanned Maritime Systems offer for mine Countermeasures (MCM) missions. For more than forty years, ECA Group focused robust R&D efforts in developing systems of robots dedicated to Underwater Mine Warfare. ECA investments paid off because the company is in a good position today to propose its own fully integrated UMS suite. ECA Group robots are optimized to successfully perform the three MCM tasks of the “mine hunting” concept facing asymmetric threat and new environment.

 

ECA Group Unmanned Maritime System for MCM operations

 

The MCM Detection and Classification tasks are performed by a man portable AUV: A9-M. The A9-M is a light-weight and man-portable AUV dedicated to Mine Warfare. Its advanced design enables the vehicle to operate in the mine fields without the risks to detonate a mine thanks to its very low level of acoustic and magnetic signatures. Fitted with a high resolution sonar, the A9-M provides an accurate seabed imagery enabling the operator to detect and classify mine like objects

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The MCM Identification & Neutralization tasks are respectively performed by SEASCAN and K-STER C equipped with their own set of batteries and remotely controlled through a fiber optic cable, both deployed from the INSPECTOR 90 USV. The EMDS K-STER C is fitted with a shaped charge in a “tiltable head” to aim at the target. Its unique architecture ensures second to none performances in terms of conducted from its Launch phase to the tilt warhead fire phase by the INSPECTOR 90 USV controlled by an operator from a “mother ship” or even from the shore as we are doing today.

ECA Group Unmanned Maritime System for MCM operationsECA Group Unmanned Maritime System for MCM operations

Besides the live demonstration, the IT180 VTOL UAV and H300 ROV were presented on a static display. IT180 is a very unique mini UAV already in service with several ArmedForces used for convoy scooting, intelligence gathering, etc. IT180 shall be deployed also from naval vessels, and used for various sub-missions such as target identification, radio relay, and magnetic signature measurements.

Last but not least, H300 ROV is an electric ROV. Larger models H1000 and H2000 are in service within the French Navy and operated for search & recovery operations, underwater inspections ECA ROV’s are rated between 300 to 2,000m, can be deployed from a tethered cage or directly from any surface vessel, can be fitted with 5 or 7 axis manipulator arms.

 

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