CBRNE & EOD Defence

ARCIMS performs full detect-to-engage mission in North Sea trials

22 June 2017

Key Points

  • The end-to-end demonstration, performed as part of the Belgian Navy’s North Sea Unmanned MCM Trials, used the Atlas Elektronik UK ARCIMS unmanned surface vessel
  • The ARCIMS system was configured with a Northrop Grumman AN/AQS-24B towed synthetic aperture sonar/laser linescan sensor, plus two canistered SeaFox C mine destructor rounds

Atlas Elektronik group businesses from the UK and Germany have jointly demonstrated a mine countermeasures (MCM) detect-to-engage (DTE) capability using the Atlas Elektronik UK (AEUK) Atlas Remote Capability Integrated Mission System (ARCIMS) unmanned surface vessel (USV).

The end-to-end demonstration, performed on 11 June as part of the Belgian Navy’s North Sea Unmanned MCM Trials (BE NSU), saw the ARCIMS vessel use a towed minehunting sensor to detect the mine threat, and then deploy an Atlas Elektronik SeaFox mine disposal system to neutralise the contact.

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