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UK extends unmanned MCM support to avoid capability gap

22nd March 2018 - 16:29 GMT | by Beth Maundrill in London


The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) will extend a support contract for its current mine countermeasure (MCM) UUVs, avoiding a potential capability gap as it continues to negotiate with industry for replacements.

The six-month contract with OEM Hydroid will provide continued support to the Remus 600 (RECCE) and Remus 100 (VSW) UUVs.

The current support contract is due to expire on 31 March 2018 and the extension is required until 30 September to prevent a capability gap during the negotiation period for the planned replacement contract.

This stop-gap solution in not uncommon for the UK MoD as it attempts to

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Beth Maundrill


Beth Maundrill

Beth is Deputy Editor - Land at Shephard Media, managing coverage across all formats of …

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