Remote Minehunting System Passes Critical Test

Tuesday, November 07, 2000
Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems announced the successful completion of the first Critical Item Test (CIT) required for development and fielding of the AN/WLD-1(V)1 Remote Minehunting System. AN/WLD-1(V)1 is being developed by Naval Electronics & Surveillance Systems-Undersea Systems (NE&SS-Undersea Systems) in Syracuse and Riviera Beach, Fla., under a contract awarded in December, 1999 by the U.S. Navy. It will provide Arleigh Burke Class DDG-51 Flight IIA ships with its first-ever offboard mine reconnaissance capability. Key elements of AN/WLD-1(V)1 include a diesel-powered, semi-submersible Remote Minehunting Vehicle (RMV) with a deployable Variable Depth Sensor (VDS), line of sight and over-the-horizon real-time data links and a shipboard launch and recovery subsystem. The 28 days of testing off West Palm Beach, Fla., completed July 12, were aimed at reducing program risk and providing data to support the program's Preliminary Design Review, which took place in October. Test objectives included demonstrating RMV stability and control; demonstrating underway launch and recovery and demonstrating RMV speed and endurance. All of these objectives were met or exceeded during the CIT. Accomplishments during more than 144 hours of at-sea testing included 19 launch and recovery evolutions; stable, controllable flight in excess of 17 knots; and simulated VDS towing. As a result of the successful CIT, the Navy awarded Lockheed Martin a 100 percent incentive fee for the CIT milestone. "We've taken the AN/WLD-1(V)1 prototype to sea and it worked day in and day out," observed Frank DeBritz, president, NE&SS-Undersea Systems. "Finishing the CIT successfully was a crucial step in demonstrating how useful this system will become to battle groups in the future."
Maritime Reporter June 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Cruise Ship Trends

Silversea Cruises Plans New Flagship

Cruise operator Silversea Cruises has unveiled its new flagship, the Silver Muse, which will begin sailing the seas in April 2017.    Built by Italian shipbuilding company Fincantieri,

Silversea Cruises Orders Luxury Ship from Fincantieri

Shipbuilder Fincantieri has received an order to build a new luxury cruise ship for client Silversea Cruises due for delivery in April 2017.    At 40,700 grt and accommodating 596 guests,

Confidence Low in Shipping Idustry

Confidence levels in the global shipping market have fallen to a seven-year low as a glut of cargo ships, weak freight rates and excess liquidity continue to batter the industry,

Navy

Fincantieri to Supply Four OPVs to the Bangladesh Coast Guard

Fincantieri has been awarded the contract with the Bangladesh Coast Guard (BCG) for the supply of four Italian Navy “Minerva” class corvettes to be upgraded and

Saab Bags $1 bln Order for Swedish Submarines

The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) has awarded contracts worth Skr8.6bn ($1.03bn) to Saab AB for the construction of two new Type A26 submarines

Austal Delivers 7th Cape Class Patrol Boat

Shipbuilder Austal Limited announced it has delivered Cape Wessel, the seventh of eight Cape Class patrol boats being supplied to Australian Border Force under a $330 million design,

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Naval Architecture Navigation Pipelines Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1309 sec (8 req/sec)