Exail, alongside its Australian partners, will showcase the third-generation maritime mine countermeasures (MCM) and military survey capability it is offering to Australia at the Indo Pacific 2023 International Maritime Exposition from 7 to 9 November.
With all key partners on hand, Exail’s CEO Dominique Giannoni and his team are set to provide detailed technical insights into their comprehensive solution, emphasising recent operational successes with the Belgian and Dutch Navies, and production milestones of Exail’s autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) at its new facility in Ostend, Belgium.
“Our participation at Indo Pacific 2023 is focused on presenting the capability we are offering to Australia, developed in collaboration with our local partners UGL, SfS and Acacia Systems,” he said. “Exail’s solution has unmatched performance, safety and reliability and we believe it meets the evolving needs of the Royal Australian Navy. Our offer represents the best value for money in terms of operational capability. We are eager to foster a long-term partnership focused on IP transfer and skilled jobs creation in Australia. For nations like Australia, with its vast and strategically important coastline, safeguarding maritime territories is essential not just for defence but for upholding sovereignty, promoting regional stability and ensuring the flow of international trade.”
Exail has pioneered a transformative approach to MCM. Evolving beyond traditional methods, Exail’s 3rd generation stand-off MCM system epitomises technological progression in naval defence. Leveraging several decades of experience in MCM mission, Exail designed an innovative and modular standoff solution that combines safety for MCM crews and efficiency against the most evolved mines.
“Our world today needs MCM solutions that are faster, more precise and safer for our naval personnel,” said Giannoni, emphasising the system’s ability to function directly deployed from the shore or using mother ships positioned away from potential minefields, further enhancing safety. “The Royal Netherlands and Belgian navies’ adoption of our system speaks volumes. Both nations being recognised leaders in NATO’s MCM efforts, their endorsement is a testament to the system’s efficiency and advanced operational capabilities.”