Minewarfare Mine countermeasures - A system-wide approach
Mine countermeasures systems are a powerful response to all mine threats including stealth mines.
Unmanned vehicles operations
DCNS expertise is manifold. Not only is it a leader in naval defence as a whole, but it also specialises in system integration and meta-systems.
This know-how means that DCNS can both maintain its Tripartite-class mine hunters from the 80s and look into the future with unmanned systems.
The tendency is indeed towards the use of smaller robots and USV/UUVs, which allow MCM groups to operate from a stand-off distance.
DCNS can offer turnkey solutions where submarine robotics (for mine detection, classification, relocation, identification, neutralisation and destruction) and communications (with the transfer and exploitation of information) are at the centre of the mine countermeasures solution.
Improved safety and efficiency with unmanned vehicles
Stand-off mine countermeasures is the safest and most appropriate response to evolving mine threats, allowing the crew to operate at a distance.
DCNS’ continuous R&D, tests and evaluation in robotics has led to the design of solutions relying on unmanned systems in association with command and support centres.
DCNS turnkey platform and system solutions allow the carrying out of the full spectrum of MCM operations, from initial detection to final destruction.
Monohull version (Eridan class):
– Length, overall: 51.5m
– Beam, overall: 19.7m
– Displacement: 600t
– Speed: 14 knots
– Length, overall: 90m
– Beam, overall: 23m
– Displacement: 2500t
– Speed: > 20 knots
Unmanned Semi-Submersible Vehicle :
UUSV Seakeeper (can be integratedon DCNS’ MCMVs)
– Length, overall: 8.26m
– Width, overall: 2.54m
– Weight (fuel included): 6.7t
– Endurance: ~60 hours at 10 knots
The French Navy: permanet partnership