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Partnership in Unmanned Technology in UK

Partnership in Unmanned Technology in UK 7 September, 2016

Atlas Elektronik UK (AEUK) and Northrop Grumman will jointly demonstrate the mine-hunting capabilities of their systems during the Unmanned Warrior 2016 (UW16) exercise to be held in the United Kingdom in October. UW16, an annual event organized by the Royal Navy, is a multinational exercise that the latest technological developments in unmanned vehicles area are illustrated by application. In the exercise, ACRIMS 11 m (Atlas Remote Combined Influence Minesweeping System) autonomous mine-hunting system will integrate with Northrop's AQS-24B minesweeping system. ACRIMS, which was launched in September 2013, is a 11 metre platform and has four tonnes cargo capacity. Designed for tasks such as minesweeping, mine disposal, coastal surveillance and hydrography, these vehicles can be remote-controlled and autonomously- or man-operated. On the other hand, Northrop’s AQS-24B system, which completed its first field trials in May 2015, can detect, localize and classify buried mines with its high-resolution synthetic aperture sonar.

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