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AQS-20 in action at ANTX. Raytheon picture AQS-20 in action at ANTX. Raytheon picture

Raytheon Demonstrated Unmanned Mine Warfare Capability at Advanced Naval Technology Exercise (ANTX)

So how can you use multiple unmanned vehicles on the surface and underwater to detect and neutralize mines?

Raytheon has demonstrated a capability to detect and engage the mine in a single sortie. Raytheon demonstrated its AQS-20C mine-hunting sonar, coupled with a surrogate for its Barracuda mine neutralizer, which worked together to detect and engage an object designed to mimic an undersea mine in the Narraganset Bay.

The video illustration below is worth watching.

Mine countermeasure capability with Raytheon AQS-20 sonar & Barracuda. Raytheon video.

The company also demonstrated its Common Control System (CCS) integrated with the mine hunting and neutralization capabilities to provide situational awareness of the demonstrated Mine Counter Measures mission. Raytheon’s CCS has been designated as the U.S. Navy’s architecture for unmanned systems and vehicles which has been designed to manage multiple unmanned systems, including surface and air vehicles, from a single control station.

Its nice to know that Raytheon is an active member of the chapter.

This blog is a summary from the article from NavalNews.

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