K-STER C vehicle is a light weight expendable mine disposal vehicle dedicated to mine warfare. It is fitted with a shape charge in a tiltable head to aim at the target to dispose of. Its unique architecture ensures second to none performances in terms of hovering capability and stability in turbulent water. User friendly command and control software offers auto piloting functions.

 

Features

Light, Efficient And Crew Safe Mine Disposal System (Mds)

  • Tiltable warhead to aim accurately at any target
  • Shape charge filled with insensitive explosive for disposal of modern mines by full detonation
  • High hovering performance in strong tide and current
  • Lightweight self propelled remotely operated vehicle easy to deploy from various naval platform: MCMV, RHIB or USV

Applications for Defence & Security Sector

  • Underwater Mine Warfare
  • Organic Underwater Mine Warfare
  • From the shore Underwater Mine Warfare
  • Conventional Underwater Mine Warfare (MCMV)

Operational Performances

All K-STER performances are optimized to provide the navies with a cost effective system for quick and efficient mine neutralization missions.

  • Endurance: 1 hour
  • Max speed: up to 6 knots
  • Nominal speed: 0 to 3 knots
  • Max operational depth: 300m
  • Operational range: up to 2000m
  • Tracking pinger compatibility: all types of USBL
  • Warhead: shape charge, 2.5kg insensitive explosive (3kg NEQ) cat.1.1.D

Characteristics

  • Length: 1500mm
  • Height: 430mm
  • Width: 500mm
  • Weight in air: 50kg
  • Tilt head angle: +90° to -90°
  • Li ion secondary battery
  • 2 horizontal and 2 vertical thrusters
  • Dual frequency sonar for long range target detectionand accurate approach
  • Color video camera with automatic day/night function and searchlight (submitted to French export regulations)

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