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Northrop demos AQS-24B at Unmanned Warrior

27th October 2016 - 10:29 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London


Fresh from demonstrating its AQS-24B mine hunting systems at the Unmanned Warrior exercise, manufacturer Northrop Grumman said the capability is just about ready for deployment.

The two week long exercise, which began on 10 October, was the first time the AQS-24B towed mine hunting sensor has been deployed from an unmanned surface vessel in British waters. According to the company, it demonstrated the ‘leading role’ it plays in proving the utility of unmanned maritime systems in the air, at sea and subsurface.

The system was remotely launched, towed and recovered from Atlas Elektronik UK’s ARCIMS Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) and

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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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