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New Modular Mine Countermeasures System

ATLAS ELEKTRONIK has set a milestone in mine countermeasures (MCM) technology. With the C-IMCMS, the company has presented another first: a modular and platform-independent MCM system that operates exclusively with unmanned units.
For the first time, the complete functional chain of unmanned mine countermeasures – both for minehunting and for influence sweeping – was demonstrated by means of remote-controlled or autonomous systems. The missions of all vehicles used were planned, monitored and evaluated from a container-based command and weapon control system.
The C-IMCMS (Containerised Integrated Mine Countermeasures System) consists of a portable combat management system as well as the analysis software CLASSIPHI for post mission analysis of side-scan sonar data, the unmanned surface vessel (USV) FAST, the autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) SeaOtter Mk II and the mine disposal system (ROV) SeaFox. The system was deployed from the shore; operations on board various ship types are also possible.
ATLAS ELEKTRONIK tested and demonstrated the innovative system at the company’s own test site at Bincleaves, Weymouth on south coast of England. Representatives from Germany, Great Britain, Canada, the USA, Belgium, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Thailand took part. The company is also planning to demonstrate the system on board a ship.
Antoni Mazur, Managing Director of ATLAS ELEKTRONIK UK, said: “This demonstration once again underlines the technology leadership of ATLAS ELEKTRONIK, also in the field of mine countermeasures – leadership which ATLAS will continue to expand and extend over corporate locations and national borders.”

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