ITS Viareggio Conducts Degaussing in Augusta

The activities of the CSSN continue with the Augusta degaussing station which sees the units of the Naval Squad engaged in the verification and calibration of the magnetic signature reduction system. The activity of the polygon, located in the Terravecchia district at the Sicily Maritime Command, has resumed in recent days with Viareggio ship.

The importance of degaussing activities is particularly evident for the minesweeper units.

The passage of the unit on the sensors of the polygon allows to measure the magnetic signature of the same, providing indications on the actions necessary to reduce this signature for a more effective defense of the vehicle from threats that use the magnetic differential such as naval mines.

The degaussing is a passive safety system of ships and boats and is therefore essential, if not vital, ensure efficiency and calibrabrazione especially before or after a mission to stop work.

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