Against submarine mines, Paris and London control a robotic system unique in the world

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The French Navy and the Royal Navy have ordered eight systems from Thales. They combine surface and submarine drones, robots and sonar.

The autonomous mine warfare system developed by Thales will be delivered to France and the United Kingdom between the end of 2022 and 2025.The autonomous mine warfare system developed by Thales will be delivered to France and the United Kingdom between the end of 2022 and 2025.
The autonomous mine warfare system developed by Thales will be delivered to France and the United Kingdom between the end of 2022 and 2025. Thales

“Sea proven”! That is to say, tested at sea in real conditions. After two and a half years of tests and trials, the submarine mine warfare system of the future, known by the acronym MMCM, developed by a pool of European industrialists, under the responsibility of the Thales defense group, has been qualified by France and the United Kingdom. “We have developed a system of drones for the detection, classification, identification and neutralization of mines and threatening underwater objects. We have demonstrated that we have end-to-end technology mastery. We are the only ones in the world to have done it ”, Explains Alexis Morel, vice-president“ UnderWater Systems ”of Thales.

France and the United Kingdom, which have two of NATO’s largest navies, have ordered Thales to acquire 8 mine warfare systems for 300 million euros. To this budget must be added the 165 million committed by the two countries in 2015, as part of a development contract.

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