Atlas Elektronik UK has delivered an ARCIMS USV to the German Naval Technical Centre for evaluation, the company announced on 20 January.
The equipment is being assessed as part of a German Navy requirement for unmanned mine countermeasure (MCM) systems.
ARCIMS USV is an 11m platform with a large open deck space and a 4 tonne payload capacity. It has been specifically designed for unmanned military applications with a shock resistant hull and a low platform underwater signature. The high tow performance across a wide speed range assists minesweeping and towed sonar operations. The cathedral hull and twin jet propulsion provides a manoeuvrable yet stable platform with a top speed of over 40 knots.
The USV is part of the ARCIMS Mission System that includes a range of reconfigurable mission modules to deliver MCM and hydrographic operations, ASW, maritime security and force protection.
The ARCIMS USV can be operated remotely, autonomously or as a manned platform and offers the flexibility to test and evaluate a range sweep equipment as well as the deployment of off-board payloads.