Kazakhstan Navy’s UMIS completes Sea Acceptance Trials
The Unmanned Mine Counter Measure Integrated System (UMIS) delivered by ECA Group for the Kazakhstan Navy's new mine hunter vessel has successfully completed Sea Acceptance Trials, the company announced on 15 May.
The 10750E class mine countermeasures (MCM) vessel will survey and protect the North Eastern coasts of the Caspian Sea with the UMIS system in autonomous mode to keep the ship and its crew out of harm's way.
The UMIS system consists of the A9 autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) and K-STER identification and mine disposal vehicles - both equipped with high resolution sonar and video camera; and a single multifunction console that integrates the mission management software suite. UMIS covers the spectrum of unmanned MCM operations, including initial seabed survey, target detection and classification down to final identification and neutralization.
In addition to MCM missions, the A9 AUV and K-STER will also provide the Kazakhstan Navy with maritime surveillance capabilities.