SeaFox Makes Minehunting a Breeze

Press Release
Friday, May 31, 2013
SeaFox Deployment: Photo courtesy of USN

SeaFox: a quicker, cheaper, safer mine-hunting capability for the Navy when it comes to keeping sea-lanes open.

Mine hunting is the mission, identification and neutralization is the method; maintaining open, safe sea lanes is the goal. In the past, these tasks were accomplished by explosive ordnance disposal divers or the antiquated SLQ-48 Mine Neutralization Vehicle. While these units fit the bill and accomplished the mission, the Navy is always looking to complete tasks and missions quicker, cheaper and safer.

Enter the SLQ-60 SeaFox Mine Neutralization System. Using cues from a ship’s sonar, the investigation variant of SeaFox can identify possible mines with its onboard sonar and camera, feeding live data via fiber optics to a display in the Combat Information Center. That information is then compared to the ship’s variable depth sonar sweep of the area to determine if the unmanned undersea vehicle and ship’s sonar operator are looking at the same object. This entire process can be accomplished in 10 to 12 minutes – much quicker than employing a dive team or using the legacy mine neutralization vehicle.

If a mine is visually identified, a combat round can be prepared to destroy the threat.  This one-shot solution to neutralize a mine threat is safer than deploying divers.

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