SeeByte to support Royal Navy’s mine-hunting program

Software solutions provider SeeByte has been awarded a contract by Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S) agency to provide a range of command and control, autonomy and software design services for Royal Navy’s Mine Hunting Capability (MHC) and related programs.

Photo by: Atlas Elektronik UK

The UK Ministry of Defence and SeeByte will collaborate in the development and delivery of the command and control (C2) and autonomy architectures that will operate across the MHC program.

Furthermore, the company will provide support and maintenance services for software products currently fielded by UK government agencies.

These include their multi-domain C2, mission level autonomy and automatic target recognition (ATR) solutions that are already fielded and in-service with the UK, US and NATO navies.

SeeByte’s initial two-year contract has the option for DE&S to extend the term for two additional years and their new office in Bristol will provide the ideal location to support the contract, offering job sustainability and further recruitment in both Edinburgh and Bristol, the company noted.

The Royal Navy’s MHC program began in 2014 with the intention to deliver fully autonomous mine-hunting.

In April this year, DE&S Mine Hunting Capability (MHC) team awarded a contract to Atlas Elektronik UK to supply autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) systems for the Royal Navy.

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