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Euronaval 2016: France and UK further MCM programme

24th October 2016 - 12:58 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London


Last week at Euronaval the UK and France signed an agreement to continue development of the maritime mine countermeasure (MCM) programme to produce an unmanned system to detect and neutralise mines and underwater improvised explosive devices.

First begun in 2010, the next stage will see the manufacture of a complete system for assessment by the UK Royal Navy and France’s Marine Nationale.

Companies present at the signing on 20 October at Le Bourget, Paris, included Thales, BAE Systems, Saab, ECA Group and ASV Global along with Harriet Baldwin, Minister for Defence Procurement in the UK and Laurent Collet-Billon, General Director

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Richard Thomas


Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas is the Senior Editor, Naval at Shephard Media. Richard joined the company in …

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