EID APDR Standard banner 728px x 90pxATLAS ELEKTRONIK has received a contract from the Bundeswehr to supply four SeaCat Synthetic Aperture Sonar (SAS) Autonomous Vehicles (AUVs) to the German Navy with the option for follow-on orders.

The SeaCat SAS AUVs are to be operated from the Type 332 Frankenthal-class minehunter. ATLAS ELEKTRONIK will assist in the integration of the vehicle with the ship platform and the Mine Countermeasures (MCM) Combat Management System (ATLAS IMCMS), as well as adapting existing training and support systems. The German Navy operate 10 Frankenthal-class minehunters. The SeaCat SAS AUV is capable of operating to a depth of 300m.

The first SeaCat SAS AUV is expected to be delivered by the end of 2024.

This order follows the procurement of nine SeaCat SAS AUVs by the UK’s Mine Hunting Capability (MHC) Project in March 2022, after a competitive selection process against other medium sized AUVs was conducted.


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