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  • 16 December 2019
    Equipment & technology

    French shipbuilder Naval Group has signed nine different memoranda of understanding (MoU) with Australian companies to manufacture its countermeasure solutions for the Royal Australian Navy in Australia. As informed, Naval Group Pacific is proposing a breakthrough in anti-torpedo countermeasures for Australia’s submarine and surface ship programs with CANTO, the latest countermeasure generation based on Dilution/Confusion […]

  • 14 March 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    NATO’s Maritime Command gathered 160 participants from 19 countries, including Partnership for Peace (PFP) countries Finland and Sweden, for the annual two-week long Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM) tactical-level Mine Counter Measure (MCM) Command Post Exercise (CPX) which started March 7. The exercise is hosted by the Belgium-Netherlands Naval Mine Warfare School EGUERMIN and supported by the collocated NATO Naval […]

  • 3 May 2016
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    French defense and security company ECA Group recently demonstrated their autonomous underwater vehicle in the harbor of Brest, France. The A27-M AUV, as the vessel is named, was demonstrated to a number of French and foreign naval officials including representatives of OCCAR. ECA Group displayed the efficiency of the AUV and its mission management software suite in mine […]

  • 9 February 2016
    Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    Saab Seaye, a manufacturer of electric powered Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) systems, hosted an international group of mine countermeasures specialists at its Fareham, Hampshire, UK facility. The group, that included the Deputy Director of The NATO Underwater Research Centre, saw a range of existing and newly developed underwater robotic vehicles used in searching for, disarming and […]

  • 14 October 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    Sea lanes are key to the movement of goods for everyday life. Around 90 percent of world trade is carried by ship. The same is often true for military forces on the move, while aircraft can fly in some amount of fuel, dry goods, food and ammunition; the majority of the supply chain often requires […]

  • 12 September 2018
    Training & Education

    The second part of NATO mine countermeasures leadership exercise Dynamic Move 18 will be concluded today.  On September 3, the exercise started in La Spezia, Italy, with 60 navy personnel and scientists. Dynamic Move is an annual computer-assisted exercise that is planned and executed by NATO Maritime Command (MARCOM). The aim of the exercise is […]

  • 10 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Spanish and U.S. Navy mine countermeasures units participated in a bilateral exercise which took place in Cartagena, Spain.  Participating units included a U.S. Navy explosive ordnance disposal team (EOD) and a Spanish Navy mine countermeasures (MCM) diving unit. The drills consisted of day and night mine hunting, demolition of underwater obstacles and disposal of floating […]

  • 14 July 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Patriot (MCM 7) arrived in Hakodate, Japan, July 14 for a port visit before the crew makes its way to the annual Mine Countermeasures Exercise (MCMEX) 2JA. The Patriot crew will share the Hakodate port visit with their Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force counterparts in a community service […]

  • 5 April 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The International Mine Countermeasures Exercise, considered the largest maritime exercise in the world, kicked off April 4, with international naval and civilian maritime forces from more than 30 nations spanning six continents training together across the Middle East. The exercise is organized and led by U.S. Naval Forces Central Command. Through the course of this […]

  • 8 September 2017
    Equipment & technology

    The Royal Australian Navy is forging ahead with new technologies to counter the threat of sea mines to military and commercial vessels. The Head of Navy Capability, Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, said the prevalence and increasing sophistication of sea mines means the Royal Australian Navy must continue to improve the way it finds and disposes […]

  • 2 April 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The annual NATO-led mine countermeasure exercise Dynamic Move concluded at Ecole de Guerre des Mines (EGUERMIN), the Belgium-Netherlands Naval Mine Warfare School, on March 29. Mine warfare specialists from 16 allied nations and four NATO partners took part in two weeks of drills aimed at improving participants’ mine countermeasure skills. EGUERMIN uses the Naval Mine Warfare Gaming […]

  • 17 April 2011

      Bluefin Robotics, a leader in the design and manufacturing of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs), is being awarded a subcontract from Ultra Electronics Ocean Systems, Inc., the world leader in expendable acoustic countermeasures for submarines and surface ships. Bluefin will support Ultra in the development, design, fabrication, integration, and testing of the acoustic device countermeasure […]

  • 1 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) mine countermeasures units completed the mine countermeasures exercise (MCMEX) 2JA 2016 that took place July 15 to 30, near the region surrounding Misawa Air Base, Japan. MCMEX is an annual bilateral exercise held between the U.S. and Japan to strengthen interoperability and increase proficiencies in mine […]

  • 30 May 2013
    Training & Education

    Over the past two weeks, 26 Dutch Navy personnel were among 6,500 personnel from 35 countries practicing the combating of so-called asymmetrical threats on shore and at sea, focusing on mine countermeasures. This was all part of the International Mine Countermeasures Exercise (IMCMEX), based in Bahrain. The main objective of this exercise, the largest in […]

  • 20 October 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The U.S. and Republic of Korea (ROK) navies will participate in Exercise Clear Horizon, October 20-24, in waters south of the Korean peninsula. Clear Horizon is an annual bilateral exercise between the U.S. and ROK navies designed to enhance cooperation and improve capabilities in mine countermeasure operations. Rear Adm. Lisa Franchetti, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces […]

  • 6 June 2014

    The Avenger-class mine countermeasure ships USS Pioneer (MCM 9) and USS Chief (MCM 14) were loaded onto an ocean-going heavy lift ship as final preparations were made to get underway for their new homeport in Sasebo, Japan May 31.   Pioneer and Chief will be part of forward deployed naval forces (FDNF) assigned to Mine […]

  • 4 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The United States Navy staged multifaceted mine countermeasures training with six nations for over four weeks, during exercise Rim of the Pacific 2016, June 30 through August 4. This year’s participants in Southern California included the Royal Australian Navy, Royal Canadian Navy, German Armed Forces, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, Mexican Navy and Chilean Navy. Partner […]

  • 10 March 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Groups ONE and TWO (SNMCMG1 and SNMCMG2) arrived in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on Friday, March 6, in advance of historic ordnance disposal (HOD) operation BENEFICIAL COOPERATION. Simultaneous participation by both Groups in HOD operations represents a great opportunity to increase interoperability between Mine Countermeasures (MCM) assets of Allied nations and to […]

  • 27 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The U.S. and Republic of Korea navies completed a successful mine countermeasures exercise Oct. 24, in waters south of the Korean peninsula. The annual Clear Horizon exercise ran Oct. 20-24 and was designed to increase interoperability in mine countermeasures operations between the U.S. and Republic of Korea navies. Capt. Mike Dowling, commander, Mine Countermeasures Squadron […]

  • 16 November 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM) 14, Detachment 1, and Mine Countermeasure Squadron (MCMRON) 7, completed the bilateral mine countermeasures exercise Clear Horizon with the Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy, November 13. Exercise Clear Horizon is an annual bilateral exercise between the U.S. and ROK navies which focuses on increasing coordination between ships, and aircraft […]

  • 23 November 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy’s Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Chief (MCM 14) joined ships and aircraft from the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) for the mine countermeasure exercise 3JA. USS Chief got underway from its forward-deployed homeport of Sasebo on November 21. The 3JA drill is part of an annual series of bilateral exercises held between the US and […]

  • 21 March 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Mine countermeasures ships from eight NATO and ally navies are set to gather in the Baltic Sea at the end of May for the “Baltic Mine Countermeasures Squadron Exercise”. The exercise is hosted by the German Navy’s 3rd Mine Minesweeping Squadron and is in its third iteration. The two-week drill will involve seamanship and mine […]

  • 20 January 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO) has procured imaging sonar technology from maritime security company, Sonardyne International Ltd, UK to support Danish Navy’s Mine Counter Measure activities. The Solstice side-scan sonar will be fitted to Saab Seaeye’s Double Eagle SAROV and used to search for and classify mine-like objects on the seabed. Denmark’s naval […]

  • 27 April 2016
    Training & Education

    Leaders of the International Mine Countermeasures Exercise (IMCMEX) brought the exercise to a close and highlighted the need to continue training with scenarios that are likely to occur in real life in order to keep waterways safe. The exercise “raised the bar in terms of reality,” said Vice Adm. Kevin Donegan, commander, U.S. Naval Forces […]

  • 10 April 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The U.S. and Republic of Korea (ROK) navies conducted a successful mine countermeasures exercise March 30 – April 11 as part of Foal Eagle 2015. The bilateral training is designed to increase readiness and interoperability in mine countermeasures operations and enhance theater security cooperation between the two navies. Approximately 300 U.S. Navy personnel assigned to […]

  • 11 October 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. naval forces in Korea and the Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) joined ten United Nations sending states in the first Combined Mine Warfare Event, hosted in Seoul, Republic of Korea between October 11-22. The event combines the third annual United Nations Command (UNC) naval component commander (NCC) mine countermeasures (MCM) symposium, a week-long exchange of […]

  • 19 July 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy and Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) mine countermeasure (MCM) units were joined by their Indian Navy counterparts for the start of the 2JA mine countermeasure exercise 2018 near Ominato, Japan, on July 18. 2JA is an annual exercise that, in addition to the US Navy and JMSDF, this year includes explosive ordinance disposal […]

  • 22 September 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Navy ship from the UK and US concluded their regularly scheduled mine warfare drill in the central Persian Gulf on September 21. Mine Countermeasures Exercise (MCMEX) 17-3 is a quarterly bilateral exercise aimed at ensuring undisturbed operations of naval and support vessels, as well as commercial shipping movements, throughout the maritime domain. The exercise consisted […]

  • 24 July 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Warm-up exercises are already underway as Japanese and U.S. forces prepare for more complex scenarios of the annual 2JA mine countermeasure exercise (2JA MCMEX). The annual exercise, which officially began July 19, brings together Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) and U.S. Navy surface and air mine countermeasures assets, teamed with explosive ordnance disposal personnel. “2JA is […]