Thales leads SEANICE Consortium for future European ASW

by Richard Scott

The European Commission has selected a Thales-led consortium to scope, prototype, and demonstrate a next-generation anti-submarine warfare (ASW) solution based on manned/unmanned teaming capabilities.

Known as SEANICE (anti-Submarine warfare European Autonomous Networked Innovative and Collaborative Environment), the 24-month project aims to mature solutions to detect, identify, counter, and protect against mobile manned, unmanned or autonomous underwater systems (including those operating at deep depth). These include submarines, midget submarines/swimmer delivery vehicles, unmanned underwater vehicles, heavyweight torpedoes, high-speed underwater weapons, and naval mines.


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IRGC unveils UGVs

by Jeremy Binnie

Most of the UGVs that were displayed were EOD robots. (Defapress.ir)

Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) shed some light on its robotics programmes when it displayed dozens of unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) during a ceremony to hand over equipment to explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) teams on 20 September.


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DSEI 2021: British Army demonstrates progress with HED-powered prototypes

by Peter Felstead

A HED-equipped Jackal 2 high-mobility patrol vehicle and Foxhound protected patrol vehicle demonstrating silent running outside the ExCel Centre at DSEI 2021. (Janes/P Felstead)

Evidence that the power and mobility advantages of vehicles powered by hybrid electric drive (HED) are approaching real-world utility on the modern battlefield was in evidence at this month's DSEI exhibition in London in the form of three vehicles demonstrated by the British Army.


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France to cut Sahel force by up to 3,000 in two years

by Jean-Marc Tanguy

Task Force Sabre, France's special operations force in the Sahel, will remain largely untouched by the cuts. (Jean-Marc Tanguy)

French officials have revealed new details of the planned drawdown in the Sahel region that was announced by President Emmanuel Macron in June.


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