ECA Group awarded a contract for two Underwater Survey & Mine Countermeasures AUVs A9-M
ECA Group has been awarded a new contract for the delivery of two man portable Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) A9-M for an amount over 1 million Euros. Successfully used by the French Navy and several others since 2013, the A9-M will quickly join a NATO Navy.
This AUV solution developed by ECA Group, is specifically designed for underwater survey and in particular for the Mine Countermeasure operations in shallow and medium water.
A9 can be used as a standalone system with its own mission management software.
It can also be integrated in a more comprehensive robotic system able to fulfill all the Mine Counter Measures operations. This MCM robotic package, fully developed by ECA Group, combines:
- A9-M AUV for high performance Mine detection and classification,
- SEASCAN MK2 ROV for Mine Identification,
- K-STER C for Mine neutralization,
- UMIS (Unmanned Mine countermeasure Information System): a Mission management system dedicated to MCM.
Thus, A9 range, designed in 2012, integrates the latest AUV technologies in addition to ECA Group’s 50 years of experience in robotics. Thanks to their modular design, they can be equipped with various payloads and used for different applications such as mine detection and classification, seabed coastal and harbor surveillance.