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K-ster  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2003
Total Production: ?
Origin: France
Corporations: ECA
Parent System: K-ster
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2003
Total Production: ?
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Description: The K-ster is a low-cost, innovative mine killer underwater vehicle fitted with a +/-90-degree tiltable head which allows for stable identification of potential mines and optimal detonation of warhead. ECA designed the K-ster to be released easily from any non dedicated sea platform in shallow or deep waters to engage bottom, semi-buried and moored mines thus clearing minefields. The K-ster was unveiled at Euronaval exhibition in Paris, France, October 2002.

The K-ster head integrates the mine disposal shaped charge and sensors. The sensor package includes a day/night color camera, searchlight and variable frequency sonar (500 to 1,200 KHz). Its insensitive mine disposal warhead combined with the titlable head provides accurate and powerful fire for optimal attack on the mine and thus increasing neutralization probability. The Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) is connected to the carrier platform via a fiber optic link. The K-ster is equipped with two horizontal and two vertical thrusters for enhanced stability.

K-ster Specifications

Crew: 0
Dimensions
Length: 1.45 meter
Width: 230 millimeter
Performance
Max Operating Depth: 300 meter
Max Range: 1,000 meter (0.54 nautical mile)
Speed
Top Speed: 5 knot (0.01 mach)
Weight
Max Weight: 50 kilogram (110 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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