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AUSA 2014: Textron contracted for LCS MCM system

8th October 2014 - 12:00 GMT | by Andrew White in London


The US Navy has awarded Textron Systems Unmanned Systems a $33.9 million contract for the procurement of the Unmanned Influence Sweep System (UISS), which will provide the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) will a mine warfare capability.

According to the navy, the UISS is designed to target ‘acoustic, magnetic, and magnetic/acoustic combination mine types’ and will satisfy the service’s requirement for a ’rapid, wide-area coverage mine clearance capability, required to neutralise magnetic/acoustic influence mines’. 

A navy spokesperson said: ‘UISS seeks to provide a high area coverage rate in a small, lightweight package with minimal impact on the host platform.’

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Andrew White


Andrew White

Andrew is a former editor of Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Andrew joined Shephard …

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