NATO Fleet Launches Explosives Tour in the North Sea

From today, NATO mine countermeasures vessels will sail the North Sea in search of explosives from the First and Second World War. The mines and bombs pose a danger to fisheries in particular. Just yesterday, the navy brought Zierikzee in position to clear a 1,000-pounder for the harbor loop of Rotterdam. This had previously been fished up by a fishing…

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USS Manchester Conducts Trials for UISS Program

August 23, 2021 – The Program Executive Office for Unmanned and Small Combatants (PEO USC) has completed the ship-based Initial Operational Test and Evaluation (IOT&E) for the Unmanned Influence Sweep System (UISS) program onboard the littoral combat ship (LCS) USS Manchester (LCS 14) off of the California coast. The ship-based IOT&E, conducted in May and June, included end-to-end minesweeping missions…

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JMSDF Trains With USN for MCM Operations

From July 16-31, Mine Warfare Force conducted Mine Warfare training 2021 with the U.S. Navy at Mutsu Bay. 16 minesweepers including JS URAGA and JS BUNGO, P-3C maritime patrol aircrafts, MCH-101 mine sweep helicopters, EOD, the Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade from JGSDF and USS Warrior participated in this training. Mine Warfare is a field in which JMSDF has world class…

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FS Pluton Assists Albania With Mine Removal

July 22, 2021 (Google Translation) – After having organized cooperation actions with the divers of the Lebanese Navy, the Building-base of clearing divers (BBPD) Pluto went to Albanian territorial waters. He was escorted by the Albanian patroller Oriku with whom he also carried out several maneuver exercises and tactical evolutions. Once docked, the detachment of demining divers (PLD) present on…

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Final autonomous minehunting boat delivered to Clyde

June 21, 2021 – The third and final Royal Navy autonomous minehunting boat has been delivered to Clyde Naval Base. RNMB Hebe, named after the ancient Greek goddess of youth, has now joined sister vessels Harrier and Hazard as part of the Royal Navy’s crewless minehunting program Project Wilton. Hebe, four metres longer than her sisters and with more technology…

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Kraken and SH Defense Sign Cooperation Agreement for Containerized MCM Solutions

June 7, 2021 – Kraken Robotics Inc. is pleased to announce that it has signed a cooperation agreement with SH Defense (SHD) of Denmark covering the design and sale of containerized mine countermeasure and other subsea surveillance sensor and robotic solutions. SHD is an international company developing, producing and servicing hydraulic, electric and mechanical system solutions, including containerized multi-mission module…

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Four Nation MCM Exercise Artemis Trident Held in Persian Gulf

May 2, 2021 – Four Royal Navy ships led the way in the largest test of international minehunting forces in the Gulf since the pandemic. More than 700 personnel – sailors, divers and aircrew – from the UK, US, Australia and France have taken part in Artemis Trident, a two-week workout testing the ability of the four allied nations to…

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Mine defense ship Pyotr Ilyichev launched

April 28, 2020 (Google Translation) – On April 28, in St. Petersburg at the Sredne-Nevsky shipyard (part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation), the launching ceremony of the mine defense ship “Pyotr Ilyichev” of project 12700 took place. Poltavchenko, General Director of SNSZ Vladimir Seredokho, General Director of the Central Marine Design Bureau “Almaz” Alexander Shlyakhtenko. “Despite the difficult times in…

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