Brusselle Carral Selected as Supplier of Deck Equipment for Belgian-Dutch Mine Hunter Program

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Brusselle Carral Selected as Supplier of Deck Equipment for Belgian-Dutch Mine Hunter Program

Naval Group and Kership have selected Brusselle Carral as supplier of deck equipment for the mine hunters being built for Belgian and Dutch Navies.

Brusselle Carral is based in Zeebruges, Flanders and its activities focus on engineering and producing winches and steering gears.

The Mine Countermeasure (MCM) project involves building twelve mine hunters equipped with drone systems (Toolbox) to the Belgian and Dutch navies. The contract will span over ten years. Six ships will be delivered to the Belgian navy and six to the Dutch navy; they will be equipped with a complete drones system (Toolbox) containing a total of more than a hundred underwater, surface and aerial drones entirely dedicated to mine hunting.

Brusselle Carral will be responsible of the design, construction and delivery of the electric driven constant tensioning anchor and mooring winches, for the 12 mine hunters.

Naval Group is tasked with producing computer networks, electrical installations, propulsion or combat systems that will go on the ships; while the drones are manufactured by ECA Group.

The toolbox will also consist of SKELDAR V-200 UAS, surface drones USV INSPECTOR125, underwater drones AUV A18M and towed sonars T18 for mine detection, alongside the MIDS (Mine Identification and Disposal) system for mine identification and neutralization, SEASCAN and K-STER.

Delivery of the first ship is scheduled for 2024.

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