UMISTM Containerised is a MCM transportable solution easy to deploy from shore or mothership. It is based on the UMIS™ comprehensive naval drones system developed by ECA GROUP and adopted by several navies such as Belgium and Netherlands, a NATO reference for mine clearance missions at sea.
The UMISTM Containerised configuration is road, sea and air-transportable and can be deployed very quickly anywhere in the world. It is fully compliant with safety and transportation norms.
UMISTM: A team of drones to combine
UMISTM is composed of several types of naval drones (USV/AUV/ROV/MIDS), their autonomous systems (LARS – Launch And Recovery Systems) combined to a new generation of command and control (C2) software suite UMISOFTTM which makes this system totally integrated and autonomous for standoff mine warfare.
Operators are kept safe while controlling a situation from the distance via radio communication and receiving information or data gathered by the USV or AUV and ROV. According the mission, the environment or other constraint, the team can choose the drones configuration and deploy it to work autonomously or remotely operated on the battlefield. Decision making during the operation (e.g. neutralizing the mine) remains in the hands of the operator.
Each naval drone, autonomous or remotely operated equipment of a ECA GROUP drones system, integrates an embedded UMISOFTTM software module which is linked to the main supervision core dispatched in the control consoles of the operation center located onboard the mother ship or ashore.
Containerise & take away
UMISTM Containerised is a flexible and stand-alone unmanned solution to perform various tasks at sea. To meet navies’ requirements and their logistic constraints, ECA GROUP has designed specific storage and transportation equipment for each possible configuration.
The containerized facility can be deployed in coastal areas, canals, ports and harbor entrances.
A typical UMISTM Containerised configuration can be made of a dedicated C2 container and its “tools” dedicated containers for several drones of the “team”. The containerised drones system can be configured according to customers’ needs.
The Command and Control (C2) container can be deployed on land or on a non-dedicated ship (COOP or NATO), while the drones will be able to be deployed from beaches, river banks, port docks, ...
The main functions of the C2 are to operate the drones like:
- USV INSPECTOR 125,
- Mid-size AUV A18-M,
- Towed sonar T18-M,
- MIDS configuration made of inspection ROV SEASCAN and the “mine killer” K-STER,
- Men portable AUV A9-M and its equipment such as LARS.