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  • 18 April 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    US defense contractor Raytheon has been awarded an $83.3 million cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for the design, test and deployment of the Barracuda mine neutralization system. The Barracuda mine neutralization system is a mission module within the US Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Mine Countermeasure (MCM) Mission Package (MP). The system will be used to neutralize mines […]

  • 5 September 2011

      Raytheon, Integrated Defense Systems, Portsmouth, R.I., is being awarded an $8,796,601 modification under previously awarded contract (N00024-10-C-6307) to fabricate, assemble, test and deliver five Airborne Mine Neutralization System (AMNS) low rate initial production systems. The AMNS will explosively neutralize bottom and moored mines using an expendable mine neutralize device. The system will be deployed […]

  • 15 April 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded BAE Systems a £15.5 (approx. $21.9) million contract for delivery of Archerfish mine neutralizers, for U.S. Navy’s minesweeping operations. Archerfish is a remotely-controlled underwater vehicle equipped with an explosive warhead to destroy sea mines. According to BAE Systems, Archerfish has been part of the U.S. Navy’s Airborne Mine Neutralization System (AMNS) programme […]

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

    US Navy’s Mineman 1st Class Douglas Reynolds gives commands to the crane operator during the deployment of an AN/SLQ-48 mine neutralization vehicle aboard the Avenger-class mine countermeasure ship USS Chief (MCM 14) as part of exercise Clear Horizon 2014. The annual bilateral exercise between the U.S. and Republic of Korea navies is designed to enhance […]

  • 19 April 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Sailors aboard the U.S. Navy’s mine counter measures ship USS Sentry (MCM 3) successfully piloted an unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) mounted with live explosives to destroy a training mine during International Mine Countermeasures Exercise (IMCMEX). Run every couple of years, IMCMEX is often dubbed as one of the world’s largest naval exercises aimed at testing mine-hunting capabilities. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 4 March 2014
    Training & Education

    Raytheon Company has been awarded $35.5 million to provide the U.S. Navy with AN/AQS-20A minehunting sonar systems and equipment. The system leverages advanced sonar technologies to support the Navy’s critical minehunting missions, ensuring safe access and passage for military and civilian vessels on the world’s oceans and waterways.   Deployed from the Littoral Combat Ship […]

  • 10 May 2012
    Equipment & technology

      Under contract to Lockheed Martin Corporation, ATLAS North America (ATLAS NA) will deliver SeaFox™ mine neutralization systems as part of a system to address an urgent operational need from U.S. Navy Central Command for a more effective mine countermeasures system embarked in the Avenger-Class ships. This extends previous deliveries of the SeaFox™ for use […]

  • 16 April 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships from Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One (SNMCMG1) wrapped up historical ordinance disposal operations (HODOPS) with the French Navy entering Saint Malo, France, for a port visit on April 15. During the HODOPS, SNMCMG1 surveyed more than 90 square kilometers in Dieppe Bight, on the French side of the English Channel. According to NATO […]

  • 17 June 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    The US Navy’s Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Two Eight (HSC 28) used the Baltic Sea exercise BALTOPS to test the service’s new Airborne Laser Mine Detection System (ALMDS) and Airborne Mine Neutralization System – Archerfish (AMNS-AF) in the region. “You should not underestimate the significance of this deployment for this squadron or naval aviation or […]

  • 31 October 2014

    Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City (NSWC PCD), the In-Service Engineering Agent for the AN/SLQ-48 Mine Neutralization System (MNS), achieved casualty free status in September NAVSEA reported. Casualty free status is conferred after a system operates without the logging of an equipment deficiency or technical issue in the Fleet’s Casualty Reporting (CASREP) system. CASREP free […]

  • 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 […]

  • 12 August 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy mine warfare specialists from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 5 and their Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) EOD counterparts recently completed mine warfare exercise (MIWEX) 2JA 2019. MIWEX 2JA is an annual bilateral exercise held between the US and Japan to increase proficiency in mine countermeasure operations. “The experience of working […]

  • 12 February 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    NATO ships from two maritime groups currently operating in the Black Sea entered two Bulgarian port cities for weekend port calls. On February 10, three warships from Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) arrived in Varna, Bulgaria, as part of their routine Black Sea patrol. Led by Royal Navy Commodore Mike Utley OBE from onboard […]

  • 27 February 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The US Navy has completed developmental testing for the AN/AQS-20C mine-hunting sonar system for littoral combat ships at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Panama City Division, February 26. The AQS-20C is the next generation of the AN/AQS-20 system designed to be incorporated into the LCS mine countermeasures mission package. The system consists of four sonar […]

  • 28 February 2014
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Exelis has received a contract valued at more than $13 million to provide the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane, Ind., with depot level repair, maintenance and modifications for two mine defense systems currently fielded with the U.S. Navy.   The IDIQ includes options, which if exercised, would bring its total value to more than $53 […]

  • 22 June 2011
    Training & Education

      Sailors from USS Guardian (MCM 5) conducted mine warfare training with the Royal Thai Navy and participated in a community service project during a visit to Chuk Samet, Thailand June 4-6. Thai officers went aboard Guardian and toured the ship. The crew explained concepts of many different systems, including the sonar, mine neutralization vehicle, […]

  • 29 November 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Sailors aboard the U.S. Navy’s Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Chief (MCM 14) and members of mine countermeasures squadron (MCMRON) 7 staff joined Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) MCM units for combined operations in the final phases of the bilateral mine countermeasures exercise 3JA. MCMEX 3JA is part of an annual series of bilateral […]

  • 14 April 2015

    Republic of Korea (ROK) Lt. j.g. Gyeong Min Lee, operations officer of ROK Ship Hae Nam (MSH 573), embarked aboard mine countermeasures ship USS Chief (MCM 14) to further cooperation between the U.S. and ROK navies during Exercise Foal Eagle, April 5-11. During his first underway period aboard a U.S. Navy ship, Lee made note […]

  • 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 […]

  • 11 April 2012
    Training & Education

    Littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2) departed Naval Station Mayport April 9, embarking on the ship’s maiden voyage to its homeport of San Diego. The transit, led by the ship’s Gold Crew, marks the successful completion of testing the ability of the ship’s mine countermeasures (MCM) mission package to detect, localize, and destroy mines […]

  • 13 January 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Textron Systems Unmanned Systems announced on Wednesday that it began on-water testing for the fourth-generation Common Unmanned Surface Vehicle (CUSV) under the U.S. Navy’s Unmanned Influence Sweep System (UISS) program. The company said it completed the design, build and component test phases of the UISS program in November 2016. Following component testing, Textron Systems began the systems […]

  • 13 December 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s Guam-based Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 Det. 6 returned home after a seven-month deployment in the western Pacific and South China Sea. The detachment departed Guam May 25, and supported Commander Amphibious Force 7th Fleet from naval air facility Atsugi and aboard amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD) 6. In July, HSC-25 conducted […]

  • 7 March 2013
    Training & Education

    Avenger Class Mine Countermeasures ship USS Guardian (MCM 5) concluded 23 years of service to the Navy during a decommissioning ceremony March 6 at Naval Base Sasebo, Japan. The 79 Guardian crewmembers participated in the event held to signify the end of an era and to honor the legacy that Guardian has left behind. “Today, […]

  • 5 November 2013
    Training & Education

    The “Blackhawks” of Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 15 (HM-15) completed a two-week Airborne Mine Countermeasure (AMCM) training session in the Joint Gulf Test Range, located in the Gulf of Mexico off Naval Support Activity Panama City (NSA PC), Fla. Part of a tight-knit community, and one of only two MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter squadrons in […]

  • 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 […]

  • 27 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Standing NATO Mine Countermeasure Groups recently engaged in operations to clear the sea lanes of World War II mines. During the North Sea operation, titled FR HOD (Historical Ordnance Disposal), the groups are working together on detecting mines in the English Channel, and afterwards detonating them in a secure area. So far, two mines from the Second World […]

  • 24 June 2011
    Research & Development

      NURC’s mine reacquisition and neutralization efforts focus on Autonomous Surface Vehicle carrying and guiding an automated ROV (aROV) close to the mine target utilizing advances in sonar image processing and target tracking, autonomous navigation and control, and collaborative autonomous systems mission planning. NURC’s approach is to use modified COTS equipment to test new concepts […]