To make this website work, we log user data. By using Shephard's online services, you agree to our Privacy Policy, including cookie policy.

Open menu Search

German Navy to evaluate ARCIMS

22nd January 2016 - 14:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Atlas Elektronik UK has delivered an ARCIMS USV to the German Naval Technical Centre for evaluation, the company announced on 20 January.

The equipment is being assessed as part of a German Navy requirement for unmanned mine countermeasure (MCM) systems.  

ARCIMS USV is an 11m platform with a large open deck space and a 4 tonne payload capacity. It has been specifically designed for unmanned military applications with a shock resistant hull and a low platform underwater signature.  The high tow performance across a wide speed range assists minesweeping and towed sonar operations. The cathedral hull and twin jet propulsion provides a manoeuvrable yet stable platform with a top speed of over 40 knots.  

The USV is part of the ARCIMS Mission System that includes a range of reconfigurable mission modules to deliver MCM and hydrographic operations, ASW, maritime security and force protection.  

The ARCIMS USV can be operated remotely, autonomously or as a manned platform and offers the flexibility to test and evaluate a range sweep equipment as well as the deployment of off-board payloads.  

The Shephard News Team


The Shephard News Team

As part of our promise to deliver comprehensive coverage to Premium News and Defence Insight …

Read full bio

Share to