Technology solutions provider Atlas Elektronik UK (AEUK) has been awarded a new contract to deliver its ATLAS remote combined influence minesweeping system (ARCIMS) mission system.
AEUK will supply two ARCIMS unmanned surface vehicles (USV) that will carry out anti-submarine warfare (ASW) surveillance mission modules under the deal.
The surveillance mission module will be used as an undisclosed navy and support patrolling of their littoral waters, as well as conduct continuous monitoring of underwater activity to facilitate the early detection of potential threats.
The vehicles will be capable of detecting, classifying and locating underwater threats such as mini-submarines, submarines and diver delivery vehicles.
AEUK managing director Dr Antoni Mazur said: “With this contract win, AEUK will successfully integrate our sophisticated ASW mission system onto the modular platform which is ARCIMS.
“This demonstrates AEUK’s ability to develop, supply and support cutting-edge, innovative technology for an increasing number of defence customers.”
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ARCIMS USV is a military specification, operationally proven maritime autonomous mission system that has a common platform design and can be used for a wide range of missions.
The 11m-long vehicle can be easily transported from naval bases or strategic operating locations by road, sea or air, thereby facilitating their quick installation. It is also able to incorporate variable depth sonars (VDS) onto the ARCIMS platform, thereby providing a flexible, fast and affordable solution.
The active / passive VDS is optimised for operation in challenging shallow, warm-water environments, in order to enable efficient detection of underwater threats to coastal regions.