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Exail enlists Australian firm for MCM technology inputs

21st October 2022 - 00:44 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch


The French firm Exail has announced a partnership with Mission Systems of Australia to utilise the latter’s technology for its MCM solutions. (Exail)

Exail, one contender for Australia's mine countermeasures competition, has announced a tie-up with Australian robotics firm Mission Systems.

ECA Group, under the recently renamed banner of Exail, has signed an MoU with the Australian company Mission Systems to pursue a technological partnership in the field of mine countermeasures (MCM), it was announced on 19 October.

This tie-up relates to Australia, for Exail is one of three contenders in the hunt for a new Royal Australian Navy (RAN) MCM and military survey capability known as Project Sea 1905 Phase 1.

The RAN is seeking a vertically integrated toolbox for MCM and military survey that is autonomous and non-developmental. Teamings of ECA Group/Exail; Saab Australia, Leidos Australia, SeeByte and Sonartech Atlas;

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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