Video of the week: Mine hunter prepares for Unmanned Warrior

This week’s video comes from Atlas Elektronik UK, which has been working with the Royal Navy and Northrop Grumman to demonstrate its unmanned high-speed mine hunting system at Unmanned Warrior.

The company’s ARCIMS Mine Counter Measures (MCM) solution is one of over 50 vehicles, sensors and systems, developed by industry, academia and the military taking part in exercises off the west coast of Scotland and Wales.

The ARCIMS system is equipped with Northrop Grumman’s AQS-24B Synthetic Aperture Sonar and is scheduled to participate in the Mine Hunting Challenge today.

Unmanned Warrior brings together UAVs plus Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs) and Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs) for a series of challenges.


Participants in Unmanned Warrior include Thales, BAE Systems, Qinetiq, Southampton University, the National Oceanography Centre and dstl. A range of capabilities can be seen in this video round-up.