Atlas Elektronik to deliver two ASW-configured ARCIMS to undisclosed navy

An AEUK illustration of an ASW-configured ARCIMS

Atlas Elektronik UK (AEUK) announced it was awarded another export contract for the delivery of its ARCIMS vehicles to an unspecified customer.

Both ARCIMS vehicles that are to be delivered will be operating an anti-submarine warfare (ASW) surveillance mission module that can detect, classify and locate underwater threats such as submarines, mini-submarines and diver delivery vehicles.

The ARCIMS unmanned surface vehicle (USV) is a military specification, maritime autonomous mission system. The 11m vehicle has a common platform design and is customisable for multiple mission roles.

The ASW surveillance mission module will be used by an undisclosed Navy to patrol their littoral waters and conduct persistent monitoring of underwater activity for early detection of potential threats, the company said.

Dr Antoni Mazur, managing director of Atlas Elektronik UK stated: “With this contract win AEUK will successfully integrate our sophisticated ASW mission system onto the modular platform which is ARCIMS.

This demonstrates AEUK’s ability to develop, supply and support cutting-edge, innovative technology for an increasing number of defence customers.’’

The mission system integrates the ATLAS family of variable depth sonars (VDS) onto the ARCIMS platform.

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