Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2006
Total Production: 5
Also Known As: Airborne Mine Neutralization System
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: BAE Systems (Archerfish and deployment mechanism) and Raytheon*   (*) lead contractor
Parent System: AN/ASQ-235 AMNS
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2006
Total Production: 5
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Description: The AN/ASQ-235 AMNS (Airborne Mine Neutralization System) is a component of the US Navy's Organic Mine Countermeasures family of systems to be integrated into the MH-60S aircraft. AMNS was designed by Raytheon to be deployed by helicopter to locate and destroy anti-shipping mines. The anti-mine system consists of a control console and a launching mechanism for four Archerfish unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) that are lowered from the helicopter. These UUVs are tethered with a fiber-optic cable and equipped with video and sonar sensors to detect and find anti-shipping mines. AN/ASQ-235's UUVs also carry an explosive charge to allow the operator in the helicopter to remotely dispose the anti-shipping mine.

The remotely operated Archerfish underwater vehicle is able to locate mines using sonar. It enables operators to identify mines using an onboard camera. Mine disposal can be accomplished detonating Archerfish. BAE Systems is responsible for the manufacturing of Archerfish mine disposal system and its deployment mechanism.

AN/ASQ-235 AMNS Applications

Support Aircraft MH-60S Knighthawk

AN/ASQ-235 AMNS News

There are 5 news between
19 Mar 2008 and 15 Apr 2016
Friday, April 15, 2016US Navy Orders Archerfish Undersea Mine Neutraliser
Monday, August 15, 2011US Navy Exercise Proves Critical Fleet Mine Countermeasure Capabilities
Wednesday, September 2, 2009US Navy Fleet Receives AQS-20A and ASQ-235 Mine Countermeasure Capabilities
Wednesday, July 22, 2009FMS: Republic of Korea Seeks Sale of Eight MH-60S Helicopters
Wednesday, March 19, 2008US Navy Awards LRIP Contract for AN/ASQ-235 Airborne Mine Neutralization Systems

Operators & Related Equipment

United States of America5
Aug 20115
Dec 20095

Grand Total 51
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