Northrop Grumman completes initial trials of AQS-24B aboard MCM USV

Northrop Grumman has completed initial at-sea testing of its AQS-24B minehunting sonar using a new deploy and retrieval (D&R) payload, the company announced on 6 January.

The sonar and the associated D&R system were installed on a prototype Mine Countermeasures Unmanned Surface Vessel (MCM USV) to demonstrate its ability to conduct a minehunting mission as part of a MCM Mission Package aboard the US Navy’s (USN’s) Littoral Combat Ships (LCSs).

The Mine Countermeasures Unmanned Surface Vessel with the AQS-24B minehunting sonar seen during a sea trial.

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Northrop Grumman has completed initial at-sea testing of its AQS-24B minehunting sonar using a new d...

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