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Final delivery of Danish autonomous MCM system imminent

22nd September 2022 - 15:00 GMT | by Tim Fish in Auckland


Powered by Lithium-ion batteries, the LAUV has an operational endurance of about eight hours. It is also fitted with underwater communications, wifi and Iridium satellite communications and can be controlled from a smartphone device. (Photo: OceanScan)

The Royal Danish Navy is boosting its autonomous mine countermeasures capabilities by procuring new uncrewed underwater systems.

The final medium-sized Light Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (LAUV) system for the Royal Danish Navy’s mine countermeasures (MCM) division is due for delivery next month.

The LAUV is a modular, man-portable UUV measuring 115cm to 230cm-long depending on the variant with a diameter of 15cm and weighing between 15-35 kg with an operational depth of up to 100m.

It can carry a wide variety of sonar and other sensors, including a side scan sonar, forward-looking sonar, multi-beam echo sounder, micro-bathymetry/nadir gap filling and digital video cameras.

A spokesperson for the Danish defence materiel organisation (FMI) told Shephard that ’The first five of

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Tim Fish


Tim Fish

Tim Fish is a special correspondent for Shephard Media. Formerly the editor of Land Warfare …

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