ARCIMS is the delivery platform for the RN’s advanced autonomous minesweeping capability and the TWC will enable rapid, worldwide air deployment of AEUK’s UK Sweep System.
According to AEUK, the 11m ARCIMS USV has a modular architecture and is highly customizable for multiple mission roles. It is easily transportable by road, sea and now 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).
Having successfully completed the Joint Air Delivery Test and Evaluation Unit (JADTEU) trials at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire, the TWC has demonstrated its ability to embark and disembark the USV into A400M and C17 military transport planes.
This is the RN’s first, proven, air transportable mine countermeasures ASV system, demonstrating AEUK’s ability to provide revolutionary technology to customers. In a feedback statement from Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S), regarding the equipment, the trials and the support that AEUK have provided, has been extremely positive.
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