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The US Navy has completed tests to assess the reliability of a remote-controlled mine detection system of a coastal zone warship type LCS

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The US Navy has completed tests to assess the reliability of a remote-controlled mine-finding system RMS (remote minehunting system) of a coastal zone combat vehicle of the LCS type (littoral combat ship). In total, for the 4-month period, 47 tasks for mine detection with a total duration of over 850 hours were worked out. Testing took place off the coast of Florida in the Palm Beach area, where the technical center of Lockheed Martin (Riviera Beach) is located. The test was attended by seafarers from the mine action support unit of the coastal battleship battalion who provided technical maintenance of the RMS system and its application, as well as engineers from the US Navy surface fighting center of the division in Panama City, ensuring the entire testing process.


In accordance with the obtained results, which fully satisfied both the developer of the mine detection system and its customer, the Navy will now move on to the next test stage at the pilot design stage (R & D) for the creation of an anti-mine complex for LCS ships.

The remote-controlled mine-detection system RMS consists of a semi-submerged multi-purpose remotely-controlled vehicle (RMMV) (remote multi-mission vehicle), which has a sonar station (GUS) for mine detection with a variable depth of immersion AN / AQS-20A, which is designed to detect, classify, identify locations of bottom and anchor mines in coastal or deep waters.

The RMMV semi-submersible robot is a semi-autonomous, unobtrusive, uninhabited device with a diesel installation, operating from the board of the LCS and serviced on board. The AN / AQS-20A mine detection system has five separate gas / sensors located in a compact, lightweight and hydrodynamically stable towed container. The AN / AQS-20A HAS determines the location of min-like objects and provides the operator of the complex with a visual image and data on these objects.

The RMS system will provide the Navy with the ability to locate ships and personnel outside minefields. This system will be deployed from LCS ships as one of the means of a mine action complex being developed for them.
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  1. experienced
    experienced 22 June 2013 10: 14
    +3
    The RMS remote-controlled mine detection system consists of a semi-submersible multi-purpose remote-controlled robot RMMV (remote multi-mission vehicle), which has a sonar mine detector (HAS) with a variable depth of immersion AN / AQS-20A

    The song from the movie "Electronic" "How much progress has come" there was a line that corresponds to this news "Robots work, not people". In general, the system is good, necessary
    1. Siberian German
      Siberian German 22 June 2013 13: 57
      +1
      who would not tell me now amers fellows
  2. Atrix
    Atrix 22 June 2013 10: 27
    +1
    I wonder how our fleet solves similar problems and if something new is in development?
    If someone in the know enlighten.
    1. Personal
      Personal 23 June 2013 03: 10
      +1
      MG-89ME, sonar detection station

      Designed for the modernization of mine defense ships of project 266ME Russian-built, previously exported. The MG-89ME installation instead of the former gas-supply unit can be carried out without docking the ship, without a significant change in the hull structure of the ship and with the preservation of most cable routes.
      JSC oceanopribor
      Concern Marine underwater weapons
  3. 128mgb
    128mgb 22 June 2013 10: 55
    -2
    Mines off the coast of the USA. Paranoia or cut the budget?
    1. Professor
      Professor 22 June 2013 11: 01
      +4
      Quote: 128mgb
      Mines off the coast of the USA. Paranoia or cut the budget?

      The US Navy operates not only in its coastal zone.

      AN / AQS-20A Minehunting Sonar System nice machine.
    2. fzr1000
      fzr1000 22 June 2013 11: 33
      +2
      Mines can be wherever the US Navy will be. Off the coast of the same Iran.
  4. knn54
    knn54 22 June 2013 11: 54
    +2
    Why paranoia. This is about testing one of the systems / module of a UNIVERSAL ship.
    It seems to be a patrol vessel for anti-mine, anti-ship (protection of the fleet from attacks by small surface vessels), anti-amphibious and anti-submarine defense (fight against low-noise submarines, including "babies"). During operations in the coastal zone, they can replace minesweepers, frigates , support ships.
    Such ships, in particular, may be in demand in the Persian Gulf, given Iran’s mass of torpedo / missile boats, mini-submarines and the threat of mining the Strait of Hormuz ...
    1. old man54
      old man54 22 June 2013 18: 55
      0
      Quote: knn54
      Such ships, in particular, may be in demand in the Persian Gulf, given Iran’s mass of torpedo / missile boats, mini-submarines and the threat of mining the Strait of Hormuz ...

      how discerning you are !! You "+". This is one of the main reasons!
  5. Sirocco
    Sirocco 22 June 2013 12: 09
    +1
    Well, if you created a robot, then a fighter of such robots will be created. So ad infinitum. Just like in nature, on a mouse, God created a cat))))
    1. Constantine
      Constantine 22 June 2013 16: 00
      +1
      I agree. For every action, sooner or later, a reaction will appear. )
  6. APASUS
    APASUS 22 June 2013 13: 11
    +1
    Preparing for war with Iran, a similar technique is useful for cleaning the Persian Gulf.
  7. Simple
    Simple 22 June 2013 13: 36
    +2
    Here is another interesting option:

    The MK-105 Magnetic Influence Minesweeping System:

  8. Simple
    Simple 22 June 2013 13: 38
    -1
    ..............
  9. Levinson 1st
    Levinson 1st 22 June 2013 14: 01
    +4
    American engineering works. It is a fact.
    1. APASUS
      APASUS 23 June 2013 18: 44
      +1
      Quote: Levinson 1st
      American engineering works. It is a fact.

      The United States spares no money for R&D, buying brains around the world.
      Why should they trail in the end?
      We would have half of these funds - we pushed the whole world into a belt!
      But no - we all translate into dollars otherwise inflation, horseradish or something else !!!
  10. 128mgb
    128mgb 22 June 2013 16: 52
    0
    Quote: Levinson 1st
    American engineering works. It is a fact.

    Rather, a printing press.
  11. mirag2
    mirag2 22 June 2013 18: 32
    0
    They have long been about to start developing and producing underwater drones.
  12. old man54
    old man54 22 June 2013 19: 02
    0
    Funny article, "+"!
    I am sure that this device of the Navy pin ... owls, as already mentioned here, just under the possibly-expected mining of the Hormuz Prospect by Iran in the event of an aggravation of relations, will be created. Iran has more than once officially stated that in the event of an attempt to aggression against it, it will immediately mine the strait and the eastern part of the Persian Gulf.
  13. True
    True 23 June 2013 11: 06
    -1
    Well done, at least someone is developing something.