ROK Navy to Develop an Autonomous Underwater MCM System

December 9, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Defense Acquisition Program Administration (Director Wang Jeong-hong) signed a contract with LIG Nex1 to develop an underwater autonomous mine probe system worth about 12 billion won. The underwater autonomous mine searcher system development is a project to develop a domestic technology for an underwater robot that autonomously searches for mines installed in the…

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SLAM-F: The CEPN at the heart of the action

November 27, 2020 (Google Translation) – Since the beginning of October, the Center d’Expertise des Programs Naval (CEPN) has been present for the mine warfare equipment demonstration phase of the MMCM (Maritime Mine Counter Measures) program. These prototypes, for which the Navy will conduct operational evaluations from spring 2021, prefigure the mine warfare capabilities integrated into the SLAM-F (Futur Anti-Mine…

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HNLMS Schiedam back from successful deployment

November 27, 2020 (Google Translation) – Mine control vessel HNLMS. Schiedam is back after 3 months from a successful deployment on the Baltic Sea. The purpose of the trip was to clear explosives and to practice with ships from other countries. Together with mine hunters from Belgium, Germany, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Finland and Norway, Hr.Ms. Schiedam the fleet association Standing…

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Thales to Begin Phase Two of Maritime Mine Counter Measures Program

November 26, 2020 – Following the first phase of the program in which two demonstrators have successfully proven their operational performances at sea, France and the United Kingdom marked the tenth anniversary of the Lancaster House treaties by signing a joint contract for Thales to start the production phase of MMCM to deliver eight unmanned mine hunting systems (four for…

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Naval Group and Kership select ABC and FN Herstal as key suppliers for the Belgium and Netherlands MCM program

November 5, 2020 – ABC and FN Herstal have been selected as strategic suppliers for the mine counter measures vessels built by Kership Shipyard for Naval Group to the benefit of the Belgian and Royal Netherlands Navies. Two strategic Belgian companies, ABC and FN Herstal, have been selected to provide equipment for the twelve mine counter measures vessels (MCMV) equipped…

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Surcouf Trains in Shallow Water MCM During Dynamic Mariner 20

October 6, 2020 (Google Translation) – As part of its participation in the NATO exercise Dynamic Mariner 2020, the La Fayette (FLF) -type frigate Surcouf embarks for several days a detachment of the group of Mediterranean clearing divers (GPD MED) belonging to the Navy. national and mine warfare specialists from the Belgian Navy. Uncommon on an FLF whose main mission…

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ECA Group to Modernize Latvian Minehunters

September 28 2020 – ECA Group has been awarded a contract worth more than 20 million euros for the modernization of three mine countermeasures vessels belonging to the Latvian navy. Following an international contest, ECA Group has been awarded a contract worth more than 20 million euros for the modernization of three mine countermeasures vessels belonging to the Latvian Naval…

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L’Aigle Countermining Operations North of Cherbourg 

September 18, 2020 (Google Translation) – The tripartite mine hunter (CMT) L ‘ Aigle has been deployed in the north of Cherbourg-en-Cotentin since September 12, 2020. The building intervenes within the framework of the security of the metropolitan maritime approaches, and in particular of the surveillance of the accesses of the main commercial ports, in order to permanently guarantee the…

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Kraken to Supply Minehunting Systems to Polish Navy

September 8, 2020 — Kraken Robotics Inc., Canada’s Ocean Company, is pleased to announce that on September 1st, it signed a contract to supply minehunting systems to the Polish Navy. As part of this contract, Kraken will deliver its KATFISH™ towed Synthetic Aperture Sonar, Tentacle® Winch and Autonomous Launch and Recovery System (ALARS) in the second half of 2021. Kraken’s…

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SANDY COAST 20: Securing Maritime Approaches

September 4, 2020 (Google Translation) – From August 31 to September 11, 2020, the Tripartite Mine Hunter (CMT) L’Aigle is deployed in the North Sea as part of the second component “securing maritime approaches” of NATO’s combined operational training Sandy Coast 20 . This new phase of the exercise features the deployment of a multinational force which must allow the…

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