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  • 21 December 2018
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Thales and Aquabotix announced they are joining forces to design and develop a rapidly deployable mine counter measures (MCM), rapid environment assessment (REA) and military hydrographic autonomous system mission solution. The project is a collaboration with Australian Academia and SMEs including the University of Sydney, Australian Centre for Field Robotics (ACFR), Flinders University, Western Sydney University, Mission […]

  • 25 October 2011
    Training & Education

      The United States Navy and the Royal Canadian Navy completed a four-day, bi-lateral mine countermeasures exercise (MCMEX) off the coast of Southern California Oct. 20. “MCMEX was a great success which showcased real-world MCM mission readiness and helped forge closer relations with the Royal Canadian Navy,” said Capt. Steven A. Mucklow, MCMRON Three deputy […]

  • 15 November 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The IMX 19 (International Maritime Exercise) that took place in the Middle East recently gathered 30 ships and over 50 nations for two weeks of mine countermeasures evolutions. Spread across a vast area from the Red Sea to the Indian Ocean and Gulf, the exercise will see participants sharing knowledge, equipment and experience to defeat […]

  • 18 March 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    US Navy mine countermeasures ship USS Devastator (MCM 6) experienced a fire aboard while it was pierside at Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bahrain on March 14. The navy said there were no personnel injuries, adding that the extent of the damage is being assessed. Sailors aboard Devastator, USS Sentry (MCM 3), USS Gladiator (MCM 11), […]

  • 17 May 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Royal Navy minehunter HMS Grimsby arrived in Rosyth Royal dockyard, berthing for a refit following six months of operations.  In Rosyth, Grismby will receive a full refit that will encompass deep level maintenance, fit of new equipment upgrades (a new sonar fit that will make Grimsby the most advanced in the fleet) and a new […]

  • 13 February 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    NATO’s annual mine countermeasure (MCM) exercise Dynamic Move (DME17) which saw the participation of over 15 countries, including Partnership for Peace (PFP) countries, Finland and Sweden, concluded Friday, February 10. The two-week drill was organized by the Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM) and aimed to enhance interoperability and build proficiency in conducting MCM operations in littoral waters while […]

  • 27 November 2012

    Portsmouth mine warfare experts have now taken over command from their Faslane counterparts in charge of the Royal Navy’s key mine warfare force in the Gulf. After six months in the hot seat, the battle staff from the Faslane-based 1st Mine Countermeasures Squadron (MCM1) have handed over command of the UK Mine Countermeasures Force to […]

  • 1 February 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    German-based technology company Atlas is offering a set of mine countermeasures (MCM) systems for a new class of minehunters that are to be built for the Belgian and Dutch Navy. The current minehunters operated by Belgium and the Netherlands were integrated by Atlas Elektronik and are equipped with an Atlas-delivered MCM command and control system. In […]

  • 9 May 2013
    Training & Education

    The Avenger-class Mine Countermeasures Ship USS Pioneer (MCM 9) was off-loaded from heavy lift ship MV Super Servant 3 at Naval Base San Diego, May 5, after completing an eleven-month deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet Area of Responsibility (AOR). “Pioneer performed superbly throughout the deployment, completing every assigned mission as tasked, and attained the […]

  • 9 February 2015
    Equipment & technology

    The Canadian Navy’s Mine-Countermeasures (MCM) Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) is ready to be returned to the customer after its recent refit by International Submarine Engineering Ltd. TrailBlazer, a 25 HP vehicle, has been in operation with the Canadian Navy since 1995. TrailBlazer 25 is within a non-expendible family of ISE MCM ROVs that are capable of detecting long […]

  • 17 April 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    The German Navy has launched the process of acquiring a fleet of new minehunters for its Kiel-based 3rd Minesweeping Squadron. A total of eleven vessels are to be acquired, according to Kieler Nachrichten who first reported the news. The project is still in the early phase, according to the German Navy, and no decision on specific […]

  • 9 April 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The US Navy recently completed developmental testing of the AN/AQS-20C (Q-20C) towed minehunting sonar, bringing the mine countermeasure system a step closer to joining the fleet. The Q-20C has advanced acoustic and electro-optic sensing capabilities that will detect, localize and classify bottom, close-tethered, moored, and volume-moored mines. According to Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City […]

  • 18 April 2013
    Training & Education

    A Faslane-based Royal Navy squadron has been recognised as one of the best units in the naval Fleet after receiving the Surface Flotilla Efficiency Trophy. The First Mine Counter Measures Squadron (MCM1) at HM Naval Base Clyde operates seven Sandown Class mine hunters, deploying them around the globe and in UK waters to keep sea […]

  • 25 June 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Spanish Navy’s minehunters ‘Segura’ and ‘Sella’ took part in Italian Navy’s Mine Countermeasures (MCM) exercise ITA MINEX-15 in the Gulf of La Spezia and the Ligurian Sea. The exercise brought together a total of 11 minehunters from six nations plus three EOD teams, three AUVs (autonomous underwater vehicle) and observers from 11 nations. The Spanish COMANDRAG-1 (Minesweepers […]

  • 29 March 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Warrior (MCM 10) concluded a mine countermeasure exercise with the Republic of Korea Navy on March 29. The exercise, designed to enhance the MCM warfare capabilities of both navies, was held March 19-29 off the coast of the southern city of Chinhae. “It’s important to have a strong […]

  • 9 October 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Defence and security company Saab has signed a contract regarding further deliveries of components for the Mechanical Mine Sweep TMk9 system. The Mechanical Minesweep TMk9 system has a long and successful history, and still proves itself to be a highly vital component in mine warfare operations of today. In operations sweeping sea mines the TMk9 […]

  • 25 January 2019
    Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The US Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Mission Module Program recently completed shipboard integration testing of two unmanned systems on board USS Independence (LCS 2). The two systems — General Dynamics-developed Knifefish unmanned undersea vehicle (UUV) and Textron-developed Unmanned Influence Sweep System (UISS) — are part of the mine countermeasures mission package (MCM MP), which […]

  • 6 August 2014

    MCM2 Crew 6 has commenced a seven month deployment aboard HMS Atherstone in support of Operation Kipion.   Crew 2 handed over the baton to Crew 6 in Bahrain where the Hunt Class Minehunter is operationally based. HMS Atherstone will continue to operate as part of the UK’s contribution to promoting security and stability in […]

  • 22 November 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The navies of U.K. and U.S. concluded their joint mine countermeasures (MCM) exercise 17-1 in the Persian Gulf, on November 17. The 38-day, bilateral exercise between the U.S. Navy and U.K. Royal navy was designed to provide an opportunity for both nations to share knowledge of MCM techniques. U.S. Navy exercise participants included USS Devastator […]

  • 20 October 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Minehunters from the US and UK kicked off the mine countermeasures exercise 17-1 in the Persian Gulf with a photographic exercise formation on October 19. The bilateral exercise encompassed the full spectrum of mine countermeasures (MCM) from mine detection and identification to mine clearance with the aim of securing operational readiness of U.S. and U.K. MCM forces. […]

  • 16 April 2018
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Belgian defense contractor OIP Sensor Systems (OIP) announced it has signed a teaming agreement with Hydroid, a subsidiary of Kongsberg Maritime, for work on the Belgian defense ministry’s Mine Counter Measures (MCM) Toolbox program. The agreement is part of OIP’s drive to form a collaboration which will combine an unmanned MCM solution with a systems integration […]

  • 10 October 2018
    Equipment & technology

    Underwater systems developer JFD has launched a new life support equipment rebreather dubbed the Stealth CDLSE Mk2 and Mk2-ED (extended duration). The new rebreathers are used primarily for mine countermeasures explosive ordnance disposal (MCM-EOD) and are said to represent a new benchmark in underwater life support technology, increasing diver safety, equipment reliability, maintainability and operational capability, according […]

  • 17 October 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The first iteration of the international mine countermeasure (MCM) exercise Clear Horizon 2016 started in Busan, Republic of South Korea on October 16. U.S. and Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy mine countermeasures units will train alongside MCM forces from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. This is also the first year since the Korean War the Philippines […]

  • 8 June 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Royal Navy has recently tested its first autonomous minesweeping system in Dorset, South West England, evaluating its performance against modern mines. Autonomous motor boat Hussar can be sent off on missions, using a series of small, hi-tech boats trailed behind it to detonate the latest underwater explosive devices – potentially clearing minefields en masse. The […]

  • 1 June 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Personnel from the Japan Self Defense Force and the U.S. military comprising 34 different commands across ground, maritime, and air services met for bilateral amphibious and mine warfare discussions, May 22-24. The staff talks were hosted by Japan Maritime Self Defense Force’s Mine Warfare Command, Japan’s counterpart to the U.S. Navy’s Amphibious Force 7th Fleet. […]

  • 6 February 2014

    Younger and more capable ships of the U.S. Navy will be deployed to the Navy’s Forward Deployed Naval Forces (FDNF) based in Sasebo, Japan.   The decision comes, as the Navy strives to build up its capacities in Japan, one of its strongest allies, and at the same time, retire old units from its fleet […]

  • 20 October 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s helicopter mine countermeasures squadron (HM) 15 carried out annual airborne mine countermeasures (AMCM) training at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Panama City Division (NSWC PCD) for almost two weeks earlier in October. HM-15’s annual helicopter advanced readiness program (HARP) HAWKEX training is conducted at NSWC PCD where the squadron can receive technical support to equipment used […]

  • 5 September 2017
    Equipment & technology

    BMT has launched VENARI®-85, a new mine countermeasure (MCM) concept design capable of clearing mines faster over a greater area and with less risk to the crew, whilst simultaneously providing broader utility to navies around the world. VENARI®-85 offers a flexible platform that is capable of a spectrum of roles which is future-proofed and able […]

  • 18 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Sailors aboard USS Independence (LCS 2) successfully demonstrated a passive Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) system’s utility during Mine Countermeasures Mission Package (MCM MP) container testing conducted off the coast of Florida, in early July. The RFID project showed the technology’s ability to dramatically reduce the time sailors spend conducting parts and equipment inventory in support […]