The Belgian Navy has renewed licences to continue using SeeByte’s software solutions to assist the autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) fleet.

The software also supports EGUERMIN, the Belgian-Netherlands Naval Mine Warfare school.

As part of this licence renewal, the company will provide the latest version of its multi-domain command and control (C2) system, called SeeTrack v4, along with an automatic target recognition system.

The contract also includes delivery of operational support and training to the Belgian Navy, allowing the students and operators to benefit from the SeeTrack v4’s capabilities.

SeeByte commercial manager Alastair Cormack said: “As we celebrate our 20th anniversary, we are thrilled to continue our support to the Belgian Navy and the Nato mine warfare school.

“We have been working together for many years and by providing them with the most up-to-date technology and systems, we are able to continue assisting the existing fleet and operators whilst supporting the training of the next generation of operators at EGUERMIN”

The SeeTrack v4 software provides efficient mission planning, monitoring and post-mission analysis while allowing the navy to manage multiple sensors and platforms simultaneously to maximise the capabilities of their uncrewed maritime systems (UMS).

The software is also capable of maintaining operator control and situational awareness in various hazardous situations, including mine countermeasure missions. It can highlight relevant UMS sensor data to the operator.

In addition, this software can be easily adapted to fulfil specific operational requirements due to its open architecture.

In 2017, the Belgian Navy purchased ten licences of the SeeByte’s SeeTrack software for its AUV fleet.

The initial contract was followed by agreement renewals in April 2018, May 2020 and April 2021.