Identification vehicle K-STER I is a light weight self-propelled ROV dedicated to mine warfare. Its unique architecture ensures second to none performances in terms of hovering capability and stability in turbulent water. Easy to deploy from any kind of platform, the user friendly command and control software offers auto piloting functions to improve mission efficiency.

 

Features

Remotely Operated Vehicle Dedicated To Mine Warfare And Specific Target Identification

  • Mine like contacts (milco) fast relocation and identification
  • Lightweight self-propelled remotely operated vehicle easy to deploy from various naval platform : mcmv, rhib or usv
  • Crew safe operation
  • Identification of mines with camera and high resolution sonar
  • High hovering performance in strong tide and current
  • Tiltable head fitted with sensors to aim accurately at any target
  • Low magnetic and acoustic signatures for close operation on sensitive mines

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

Unique tiltable head fitted with sensors enabling a quick relocation and an accurate identification of various type of mines, Unique arrangement of actuators associated to a high performance command and control system giving fast and stable platform in all adverse conditions (strong current, turbulences behind the object to be inspected and identified ). The control command software is user friendly and includes autopilot functions to assist the operator. A combat training configuration is available for crew training purpose. It is fitted with a dummy warhead to simulate all firing sequence. The vehicle is recovered and can either use expendable FO or reusable one.

  • Endurance: up to 2 hours
  • Max speed: up to 6 knots
  • Nominal speed: 0 to 3 knots
  • Max operational depth: 300m
  • Operational range: up to 2000m

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
  • STANAG 1364 compliant (submitted to French export regulations)

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