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DSEI 2023: Exail in competition for Australian mine countermeasures contract

14th September 2023 - 10:45 GMT | by Leonid Nersisyan in London

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Exail's Inspector 125 USV provides an initial map of a mine-contaminated sea zone for the UMIS system of systems. (Photo: Exail)

French company Exail's UMIS maritime mine countermeasure (MCM) multi-drone system is in competition for a Royal Australian Navy contract.

By contrast with Exail's existing clients for UMIS (Belgium and the Netherlands) Australia is opting for a modular version of the system which is compatible with most of types of ships or can be used from onshore.

The UMIS system, displayed at DSEI 2023, consists of several types of uncrewed vehicles, including AUVs, USVs, UAVs and mine identification and destruction systems (MIDS). 

According to a company representative, in the first stage of an MCM operation the Inspector 125 USV performs initial mapping of the mine-contaminated sea zones of sea, along with an A-18-M or A9-M AUV (the latter being a light man-portable version). 

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Leonid Nersisyan is a defence analyst and research fellow at APRI Armenia. He is a …

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