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Focus Day Stream 2: Mine Countermeasures
PROTECTING THE MCM COMMUNITY
During a conflict there isn’t a Fleet more vulnerable than those being used to clear minefields. There needs to be additional protection in place to ensure MCM ships and assets are clear to conduct their missions with minimal interference. Delegates will scope some of the options available to ensure safe operations.
With mine detection assets from many Fleets reaching the end of their service life, there has been a push to upgrade MCM capabilities such as sonar, diving and unmanned vehicles. Not all countries are ready for this and so there is still the need to discuss dedicated vessels in more detail.
Multi-purpose vessels now have the capability of carrying MCM assets as part of a wider arsenal. The challenge for capability managers is to establish whether multi-mission vessels with ‘plug-and- play’ offboard systems are the best option for Navies looking to focus their efforts on acquiring and sustaining effective MCM.
Underwater Defence & Security 2018 will bring together the underwater defence community for three days of meetings and discussions. Please download the confirmed agenda.
Military, Navy and Government personnel receive free entry.