US Navy tests promising minesweeper robot

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The US Navy conducted special demonstration tests of a promising Robot- a minesweeper capable of finding, determining the type and destroying sea mines. This is reported Defense News.

US Navy tests promising minesweeper robot




The US Navy showed a promising minesweeper, which during the demonstration managed to detect and neutralize sea mines in one pass without the need to enter the ship’s danger zone with people on board. This concept of detection and destruction of mines using robotic means is actively promoted by the American fleet. According to the publication, work on the creation of a fully automated ship capable of independently conducting all mine action is close to completion.

The prototype of the robot participating in the demonstration tests was created on the basis of the autonomous boat CUSV, developed by the American company Textron. The minesweeper's radio range is 140 km, the battery life is 20 hours. It has an AQS-20 sonar that detects and classifies mines. To destroy the detected ammunition, an underwater robot Barracuda is used, which receives target designation, swims up to the mine and undermines it with the help of the charge installed on board.

As stated in the command of the U.S. Navy, the use of automated minesweepers not only ensures the safety of personnel, but also accelerates the clearance process, which is still very slow.
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  1. +1
    13 September 2019 11: 17
    As stated in the command of the U.S. Navy, the use of automated minesweepers not only ensures the safety of personnel, but also accelerates the clearance process, which is still very slow.

    Absolutely yeah! It is necessary to learn from the best and DO! similar and even better !!!
    1. -1
      13 September 2019 11: 39
      rocket757
      Need to study at the best and DO! like that
      Probably it would be more correct to write not to learn from the "best", but to adopt new technologies and try to keep up? These "best" are somewhat inferior to us.
      1. +2
        13 September 2019 11: 59
        Quote: rotmistr60
        adopt new technologies

        it is also possible, necessary, BUT
        Quote: rotmistr60
        try to keep up

        it's a dead end, play catch-up! It is necessary to LEARN and do better!
        Pupils are often superior to teachers; this is not something impossible.
      2. +1
        13 September 2019 12: 05
        Give way. Exactly) now Rogozin will teach the FEDOR robot to swim and dive, and again we are ahead of the rest))
  2. +3
    13 September 2019 11: 34
    There is nothing to say - one can only envy silently.
  3. +5
    13 September 2019 11: 39
    Minesweepers have always been the "stepchildren" of fleets. They were always underfunded and
    upgraded the latest.
    Therefore, minesweepers of many of the world's Navy look like dinosaurs.
    And here the replacement by "drones" is the only correct decision.
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  5. -1
    13 September 2019 19: 47
    Some suspicious interest in the minesweepers began overseas. What and where are they going to trawl? Visits a question.

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