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American Minesweeper

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AAI Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Textron Systems Advanced Systems are developing CUSV (Common Unmanned Surface Vessel) automatic surface ships. In 2012, a similar vessel successfully demonstrated the ability to conduct joint mine search and neutralization operations without human intervention.

In these operations, one CUSV, using a solution called MEDAL developed by SAIC, moved into the mine-hazardous area and independently deployed the L-3 Klein 5000 V2 side-scan sonar to search for mines in the alleged minefield. The search for mines was carried out at night and during the day, in difficult meteorological conditions at high wave heights. CUSV surface vehicles were equipped with Harris SeaLancet TMRT-1944 / U communication channels, which transmitted all information from the sonar and control data of the device to the coastal operational control station AAI Universal Command & Control Station (UCCS). Upon detecting a mine-like object and placing it on the UCCS geographic display, the location information was sent to a second CUSV. Then, the second CUSV apparatus performed a maneuver in a mine-hazardous area. After taking position, he deployed the tracking system receiver and the ATLAS North America SeaFoxTM robotic vehicle to survey, identify and simulate mine neutralization.

“During the Trident Warrior 2012 exercise, the CUSV demonstrated a faster, more efficient, and most importantly, a much safer way to conduct complex anti-mine counter operations,” said Don Harrison, vice president of Textron Systems Advanced Systems. - The ability to perform the process of detecting and neutralizing mines by unmanned vessels reduces the risk and reduces the need for people in a minefield. In time, this will become a real tool that will change the rules of the game. ”
























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www.thebrigade.com
www.textronsystems.com
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  1. tchoni
    tchoni 27 October 2015 08: 31 New
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    Robots rule ...,, So far, we only heard about marlin. Although the theme of the fight against mines has repeatedly been raised on the pages of VO.
    1. 17085
      17085 27 October 2015 14: 19 New
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      Quote: tchoni
      Robots rule ...,, So far, we only heard about marlin. Although the theme of the fight against mines has repeatedly been raised on the pages of VO.


      Malin - divorce and sucks.
      Do not be shy - ask Google a question ... Russian and Soviet underwater robots ...
      can read that ...

      http://www.imtp.febras.ru/razrabotki.html
      1. gjv
        gjv 27 October 2015 15: 24 New
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        Quote: 17085
        Russian and Soviet underwater robots ... can you read that ...

        Actually
        crewless minesweeper

        I read the descriptions of the robots here. Didn't you see anything like a "minesweeper"? request
    2. Civil
      Civil 27 October 2015 20: 22 New
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      For all the robots ... so far full seams ...
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  3. chunga-changa
    chunga-changa 27 October 2015 11: 08 New
    -1
    Ten years behind.
    1. Interlocutor
      Interlocutor 27 October 2015 11: 59 New
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      You're wrong!!! Believe me
      1. 17085
        17085 27 October 2015 14: 20 New
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        Quote: Interlocutor
        You're wrong!!! Believe me


        he’s not about Russia, but about his chung chang
      2. chunga-changa
        chunga-changa 27 October 2015 19: 46 New
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        I do not believe. Can you show photos of a domestic similar complex?
        1. 17085
          17085 29 October 2015 03: 53 New
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          before minus, look for yourself, for example ...

          http://topwar.ru/82138-plohaya-igra-pri-horoshey-mine.html
  4. Bayonet
    Bayonet 27 October 2015 12: 31 New
    +1
    Where work is associated with a danger to life, robots are the place. Land mine sweepers also need to be made robotic.
    1. inpu
      inpu 27 October 2015 12: 58 New
      +1
      Quote: Bayonet
      Where work is associated with a danger to life, robots are the place. Land mine sweepers also need to be made robotic.

      It seems like not so long ago, even in military acceptance, the work of a robotic minesweeper was shown.
      1. inpu
        inpu 27 October 2015 13: 02 New
        +1
        Here at once from one of the places about the robotic system:


        UPD: The right time is 19:29. Cropped for some reason.
  5. Massik
    Massik 27 October 2015 14: 31 New
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    For every tricky nut - there is a bolt with a screw, and for every bolt with a screw - there is a nut with a nook.
    Yes, minesweepers are not the same, but mines can be made much more dangerous and trickier, even self-propelled.