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Royal Navy taps up Atlas Elektronik for autonomous mine-hunting systems

13th April 2022 - 15:30 GMT | by Harry Lye in London

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Computer generated image of autonomous minehunting operations using the MAUV system. (Photo: DE&S/ Crown Copyright)

The new contract continues the RN's push to develop its autonomous mine-hunting capabilities.

Atlas Elektronik has won a £32 million ($41.59 million) contract to provide the UK RN with autonomous mine-hunting systems.

The contract covers the delivery of three sets of Medium Autonomous Underwater Vessel (MAUV) systems and a training and support package to run for three years from the delivery of the systems.

Under the deal negotiated by Defence Equipment and Support's (DE&S) Mine Hunting Capability (MHC) team, the first MAUV delivery is scheduled for Spring 2023.

DE&S said the new technology would help maintain freedom of movement for UK ships and submarines.

The system is comprised of the Atlas Elektronik medium-sized

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