December 11, 2018

LAUNCH AND RECOVERY OF UNMANNED VEHICLES USING A FLOATING-CRADLE: A SOLUTION THAT TRULY MEETS NAVIES’ MINE WARFARE (MW) NEEDS

Navies are countering the threat from mines through next-generation systems Mines are a major concern to navies. Their low cost and growing sophistication mean they’re increasingly […]
December 6, 2018

MOTHERSHIPS FOR UNMANNED MINE WARFARE—WHY DEDICATED DESIGN IS ESSENTIAL TO SUCCESS

Today, mine countermeasures (MCM) are in clear transition to an unmanned future. Leading navies are moving towards “toolboxes”, bringing together sets of high-tech assets to counter […]
November 30, 2018

SEA NAVAL SOLUTIONS (SNS): A BELGIAN CONSORTIUM FOR NEXT-GENERATION MINE WARFARE

Leading navies clarify their visions for unmanned mine warfare (MW) As the threat from mines continues to grow, leading navies are increasingly setting out their visions […]
November 28, 2018

UNDERSTANDING THE LIMITS OF LAUNCH AND RECOVERY SYSTEM (LARS) DESIGNS IN UNMANNED MINE WARFARE (MW)—A VITAL FACTOR IN MISSION SUCCESS

The challenge of launch and recovery Leading navies are increasingly looking to deploy “toolboxes” of unmanned drones for mine countermeasures (MCM). Their vehicles must be able […]
November 9, 2018

THALES ECRIT LE FUTUR DU DEMINAGE

Un vaisseau sans capitaine, un sonar autonome, un démineur sous-marin robotisé. Les ingénieurs de Thales participent à la confection d’une nouvelle boîte à outils pour le […]
November 9, 2018

THE BENEFITS AND RISKS OF USING DRONES IN MINE WARFARE

While conventional minehunters have a long and distinguished history, the future of mine warfare undoubtedly belongs to unmanned systems. Drones have gripped the public’s imagination, with […]
November 9, 2018

Euronaval 2018: French Navy Mine Warfare & Thales USV for MCM

November 9, 2018

Integration – the enabler and force multiplier of unmanned MCM

Integration is key in modern naval warfare Naval warfare now involves eye-watering levels of complexity. Warships carry a raft of sensors, effectors, and networks—all capable of […]
November 9, 2018

MEETING NAVIES’ NEEDS FOR NEXT-GENERATION MINE WARFARE (MW)

The problem of mines: low-cost, lethal—and legion Mines pose an ever-present threat to naval operations and commercial shipping. They are cheap, easy to deploy, and deadly. […]
September 21, 2018

Antwerpse scheepshersteller in running voor vervanging mijnenjagers

Engine Deck Repair (EDR), de eigenaar van het voormalige Ship Repair, en het defensiebedrijf Thales Belgium dingen in een consortium mee naar het defensiecontract voor de […]