ATLAS ELEKTRONIK UK press release
“This contract win consolidates AEUK’s position as a leading supplier of autonomous mine countermeasure systems, ready to counter the growing threat from maritime mines. We are delighted to be able to again supply our innovative technology to an increasing number of defence customers.’’
Dr Antoni Mazur, Managing Director of ATLAS ELEKTRONIK UK
Mines represent a growing threat to maritime commercial and naval traffic, owing to their low-cost and relative ease of deployment. MCM is principally conducted through either finding, then destroying, a mine (mine hunting), or through causing a mine to incorrectly detonate (mine sweeping). AEUK supplies autonomous systems delivering both mine hunting and mine sweeping.
Over 6 years’ experience of in-service usage has been incorporated into the update of ARCIMS, with advanced developments to the autonomy controller and mine sweeping payload.
The affordable 11m ARCIMS USV has a modular architecture and is highly customisable for multiple mission roles. It is easily transportable by road, sea or air for rapid deployment from naval bases or strategic operating locations. It has a full multi-sensor sense and avoid system aligned to International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREGS).
AEUK’s advanced MCM systems include a full suite of mine sweeping influences to defeat modern threat mines. The mine sweeping toolbox includes multiple electric, magnetic and acoustic influences, programmable from a novel, high-output power generation module (PGM). Mine hunting and mine disposal payloads are also available.