Accession Number:

ADA614931

Title:

Remote Minehunting System (RMS)

Descriptive Note:

Selected acquisition rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVY PROGRAM EXECUTIVE OFFICE (LITTORAL COMBAT SHIPS) WASHINGTON NAVY YARD DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

The Remote Minehunting System RMS is a mine reconnaissance system designed for the detection, classification, identification, and localization of bottom and moored mines in shallow and deep water. The RMS is a fully integrated system consisting of a semi-submersible Remote Multi-Mission Vehicle RMMV, ANWLD-1V2, carrying a towed variable depth sensor, the ANAQS-20A. The RMMV is a high-endurance, semi-autonomous, low-observable, unmanned, diesel-powered vehicle, operated and maintained from the Littoral Combat Ship LCS. The ANAQS- 20A incorporates five separate sonarsensors side-look sonar, forward-look sonar, volume search sonar, gap fill sonar, and electro-optical identification sensor in a compact, lightweight, and hydro-dynamically stable towed body. The ANAQS-20A localizes mine-like objects and provides the operator with a visual image and a contact data list. All mission data is recorded by the LCS for post-mission analysis. Line-of-Sight and Over-the- Horizon communication provides vehicle Command and Control and mine reconnaissance sensor data transmission. The RMS will provide the Navy the capability to keep ships and Sailors out of the minefield and will be deployed from the LCS as part of the Mine Countermeasures Mission Package.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Undersea and Antisubmarine Warfare
  • Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE