A dedicated mothership
Only a ship specially designed for drone-based mine countermeasures missions will be capable of deploying the wide range of systems required while delivering the necessary naval and military performances. Based on this observation, we have specially developed a new platform with specific and unique shipboard handling systems offering the flexibility and versatility needed to ensure the success of mine countermeasures operations.

A new type of vessel dedicated to mine warfare The mother ship has been purpose-designed to perfectly meet mine warfare missions requirements. This platform has the capacity to carry simultaneously all unmanned MCM systems required. His design provides an uniquely flexible architecture that will accommodate future developments throughout its service lifetime.

Engine and propulsion technology optimised for mine warfare The ship's engine architecture offers all the benefits of redundancy and high availability combined with ease of operation and maintenance. In particular, the technologies adopted for the engine and propulsion systems were chosen to offer excellent manoeuvrability and seakeeping while optimising the vessel's environmental footprint.

Safe handling of the MCM toolbox Safe handling of all the various systems that make up the MCM toolbox is one of the most critical aspects of the interface management with the mother ship. Anticipating this difficulty, over a number of years, Sea Naval Solutions has developed several dedicated systems to perform these functions effectively and safely, including a patented launch and recovery system that can handle a broad range of diversified payloads, manned and unmanned, surface or underwater vehicles (USV, RHIB, etc. up to 20 tonnes) in rough sea states. Dedicated shipboard mission payload handling solutions have also been developed to simplify operations at sea with optimum safety and reduced crewing requirements.

Cybersecured solution by design Cybersecurity was built into the overall system architecture from the outset: segregation of data with different levels of classification, centralised access and permissions management, enhanced network and system resilience, and robust data verification and breach detection functionality.
Autonomous systems proven at sea
The equipment proposed is based on solutions that have been developed, delivered and tested in operational conditions by some of the world's leading navies. The subsystems and capability enhancements have been validated and demonstrated at sea during evaluation trials (Singapore, France, Japan, etc.) or official demonstrations (UW16, TTCP, North Sea Unmanned Trials 2016-2017, ANTX, etc.). The core MCM toolbox, organised around a coherent, scalable command and control system, open to new contributions, is being validated at sea for the Franco-British MMCM programme.

Flexible, modular mission management system Even the most complex operations can be managed efficiently with the M-Cube mine countermeasures mission management system. M-Cube is suitable for all types of MCM operations, including drone-based missions, and is designed to accommodate new vehicles, subsystems and algorithms as required.
With its state-of-the-art digital user interface, M-Cube is also used for mission preparation, operational monitoring and post-mission analysis. The system is fully compliant with NATO recommendations (ATP-6, MCM EXPERT) and is already in service with six major navies.

High-performance towed-array sonar The towed-array sonar delivers unmatched detection and classification performance and exceptional breadth of coverage. With close to 100% classification accuracy and a very low false-alarm rate, significant reduction of identifications are needed and, as a result, mine clearance missions are drastically shorter.
This high level of efficiency throughout the mine clearance operation is made possible in particular by the exceptional high-resolution imaging capabilities of the multi-view, single-path SAMDIS synthetic aperture radar.

An extensively tested Underwater Surface Vehicle (USV) Based on developments undertaken for the MMCM programme, the Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) was specifically designed for mine countermeasures missions in all sea states and has completed a total of 110 days of sea trials. It is equipped with a Mine and Obstacle Avoidance Sonar (MOAS), and its small signature and NATO-compliant shock resistance performance reduce vulnerability to mine threats. The system is qualified for autonomous deployment of all mission payloads (TSAM towed-array sonar, mine identification and neutralisation, sweep).

Cybersecured at every level Cybersecurity has been built into the design at every level of system design to ensure effective protection of all the data transmitted and stored onboard the unmanned vehicle. Specific intrusion detection solutions protect the USV from attempts to compromise system integrity on board or remotely.