IMT Simon’s Town Hosts Mine Warfare Show and Tell

On 6 April 2015 the Institute for Maritime Technology (IMT) Simon’s Town hosted a Mine Warfare and Underwater Security Show and Tell.

IMT Acting Senior Executive Manager (SEM), Mr E.C.K. Malan gave a warm welcome to all Fleet Mine Counter Measures (MCM) operators followed by Captain (SAN) T. Stokes from the SA Navy, who gave a presentation on the Fleet context.

The Show and Tell is an opportunity for IMT to showcase the defence research conducted to satisfy South African Minister of Defence (MoD) strategic needs for techno-military support, products and services. The newly advanced underwater technology and systems on display promoted and supported the interest of South African National Defence Force (SANDF) and the SA Navy specifics.

Commander B. Short did an introduction on the renewal of the MCM capability. Mr J.P. Schmid from IMT gave an overview of IMT with regard to the SA Navy MCM ships and how IMT can utilise their technology on board SAN ships as well as future predictions and technological upgrades. The presentation was concluded with demonstrations at the Mine Warfare Support Centre, Electronics Demos section and Under Water Security (USEC) hardware section.

The Show and Tell is a platform to establish basic MW expertise comprising of essential capabilities required to control or reduce risk associated with an unconventional mine attack against Republic South Africa Ports.

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Image: SA Navy