RTsys will supply one of its COMET-MCM Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) and two NEMOSENS micro-AUVs to the Slovenian Navy under a new contract award.
The three AUVs will give the Slovenian Armed Forces’ Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Diving Department full Mine Counter Measures (MCM) capabilities from very shallow water up to 300m depth.
The COMET-MCM is designed to quickly and efficiently cover large underwater areas, with both high-definition sonar imaging and TV camera capabilities offering highly accurate real-time tracking and positioning data.
The NEMOSENS micro-AUVs are modular, man-portable vehicles offering the same live tracking and high-accuracy positioning capabilities as the COMET-MCM, but for operation in very shallow water (less than 5m). The NEMOSENS is designed for missions such as beaching, rapid environmental assessment or identification and localization of underwater mines.
“Delivering a new complete MCM ecosystem to a NATO Country is always a privilege for RTsys and confirms the attractiveness of our company in the supply of sea-proven manned and unmanned solutions,” says Pierre-Alexandre Caux, RTsys business director. “Autonomous vehicles combined with EOD divers’ skills remain the most reliable and efficient combination to operate safe MCM operations while reducing the time of divers’ action into the water. It also makes sense for Navies worldwide to cooperate closely with one unique manufacturer, from their original clarification of needs up to final delivery, operational training, spare part management and long-term support for maintenance.”