MMCM  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2019
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: Maritime Mine Counter Measures
Origin: France 50% and United Kingdom 50%
Corporations: Autonomous Surface Vehicles, BAE Systems*, ECA, Saab, Thales* and Wood & Douglas   (*) lead contractor
Parent System: MMCM
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2019
Total Production: ?
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Description: The Maritime Mine Counter Measures (MMCM) is joint Franco-British program aimed at developing two prototypes of autonomous and remotely operated systems for detection and neutralization of sea mines and underwater improvised explosive devices (UWIEDs). France will develop the SLAM-F mine countermeasure system and the United Kingdom (UK) will take responsibility for the MHC Minecountermeasures and Hydrography Capability. These systems will incorporate very high resolution multi-view imaging sonars and sophisticated analysis tools to provide unparalleled levels of performance in automatic threat recognition and classification. The program started in 2012 and its intended for the transformation of mine countermeasures capabilities and the future operational use of unmanned naval systems. Thales and BAE Systems as prime contractors were awarded the MMCM contract in March 2015 with the prototypes of unmanned robotic systems to be delivered by 2019.

Each prototype system will comprise a USV (Unmanned Surface Vehicle) equipped with an autonomous navigation system, an obstacle detection and avoidance sonar, a threat identification and neutralisation capability based on ROVs (Remotely Operated Vehicles), a T-SAS (Towed Synthetic Aperture Sonar) and AUVs (Autonomous Underwater Vehicles). The geo-located AUVs will use the latest-generation synthetic aperture sonar SAMDIS with multi-aspect functionality for improved classification. They will perform their tasks autonomously with control from a host ship or shore-based station via high-data-rate communication links.

MMCM News

There are 4 news between
27 Mar 2015 and 20 Oct 2016
Thursday, October 20, 2016French and British Contractors to Develop Unmanned Naval Systems for MMCM Program
Monday, October 17, 2016Thales Unveils Pathmaster Unmanned Mine Countermeasures System
Wednesday, September 16, 2015Saab Signs MuMNS Contract
Friday, March 27, 2015Thales and BAE Systems to Develop French-UK Maritime Mine Counter Measures Program

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