Elbit Systems has unveiled its Seagull multi-mission Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) system.
Seagull is a 12-meter USV with replaceable mission modules, with two vessels capable of being operated and controlled in concert using a single Mission Control System (MCS), from manned ships or from the shore, the company said in a statement Monday.
The system provides unmanned end-to-end mine hunting operation taking the man out of the mine field. It provides mission planning, and on-line operation in known and unknown areas, including area survey, search, detection, classification, identification, neutralization and verification. It is equipped to search the entire water volume and operate underwater vehicles to identify and neutralize mines.
Seagull empowers a surface vessel or naval base commander with off-board, available and rapidly deployable Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) capabilities to protect critical sea areas and high-value assets from submarine as well as sea mine threats.
Seagull features a robust, autonomous and safe sailing capability as well as modular mission payload suites, selected to match a variety of required missions including EW, surface force protection, hydrographical missions in addition to the core MCM and ASW missions. The sailing suite includes a patented Autonomous Navigation System (ANS), with obstacle avoidance, which considers the international regulations for preventing collisions at sea.
Network ready and long enduring, Seagull features inherent C4I capabilities for enhanced situation awareness and can remain at sea for over 96 hours. The Seagull multi-mission USV system offers navies a true force-multiplier in reducing risk, cost and manpower requirements in performing missions which have only been performed to date by costly manned assets.
Elbit Systems UK JV, Affinity Flying Services along with Kellog, Borwn and Root has been awarded a contract to support Ascent Flight Training in the delivery of UK Military Flight Training System programme. Elbit Systems and KBR, each holding a 50% share in Affinity, will evenly support and benefit from the programme, the company said in a statement Tuesday
Elbit Systems CYBERBIT unit has won a contract to provide an Asia-Pacific country with its CyberShield-Cyber security trainer and simulator. The CyberShield simulator enables users, individually or as a group, to detect, respond and prevent cyber-attacks, while experiencing advanced up-to-date attacks under real network protection conditions
Elbit Systems will wind up the activities of its joint venture with Brazilian Embraer, ‘Harpia. The JV was formed in September 2011 in order to explore the unmanned aerial vehicles market
Elbit Systems has performed a series of demonstration flights using BrightNite system, a solution that enables utility helicopters to perform Degraded Visual Environment (DVE) missions. The goal of the flights was to demonstrate the systems performance in DVE conditions, in moonless, pitch dark nights, in which flights are rarely executed
Elbit Systems has won a $20 million contract from a Western European country for the supply of tactical mobile radios of the E-LynX Software Defined Radios (SDR) family. The new systems will be installed on a variety of combat vehicles and integrated into soldier dismounted systems
Elbit Systems has been awarded a contract estimated US$30 million by the Department of Defence of the Commonwealth of Australia, for the supply of XACTth65 sights, a thermal weapon sight product. The XACTth65 sight is very small size, light weight (only 450 grams) and its full tactical and high performance during day and night operations
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