CBRNE & EOD Defence

US MCM systems eyed for international forces

12 November 2019

The countermine systems being developed by the US Navy (USN), especially for the USN Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) mission module (MM), are being sought by other international naval forces as the USN continues to successfully test and employ those systems, industry officials say.

Recent operational deployments and system upgrades have attracted the interest of allied and partner naval forces, who face growing mine warfare threats, those officials say.

“There are hundreds of thousands of mines in the inventories of our adversaries around the globe,” Andy Wilde, Raytheon director of Strategy and Business Development for Undersea Warfare Systems, told Jane’s .

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