ECA Group has been awarded a new contract for the delivery of two man portable Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) A9-M for an amount over 1 million Euros. Successfully used by the French Navy and several others since 2013, the A9-M will quickly join a NATO Navy.
This AUV solution developed by ECA Group, is specifically designed for underwater survey and in particular for the Mine Counter Measure operations in shallow and medium water.
A9 can be used as a standalone system with its own mission management software.
It can also be integrated in a more comprehensive robotic system able to fulfill all the Mine Counter Measures operations. This MCM robotic package, fully developed by ECA Group, combines:
- A9-M AUV for high performance Mine detection and classification,
- SEASCAN MK2 ROV for Mine Identification,
- K-STER C for Mine neutralization,
- UMIS (Unmanned Mine Counter Measure Information System): a Mission management system dedicated to MCM.
Thus, A9 range, designed in 2012, integrates the latest AUV technologies in addition to ECA Group's 50 years of experience in robotics. Thanks to their modular design, they can be equipped with various payloads and used for different applications such as mine detection and classification, seabed coastal and harbor surveillance.
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The ECA Group is renowned for its expertise in robotics, automated systems, simulation and industrial processes. Ever since 1936 it has been developing complete innovative technological solutions to perform complex missions in hostile or restrictive environments.
Its products are used by a demanding international clientèle requiring the highest levels of safety and efficiency, mainly in the sectors of defence, maritime, aerospace, simulation, energy and industrial equipment.
In 2013, the Group reported revenue of 94 M€ for its three Departments: Robotics, Aerospace and Simulation.
ECA Group is a Groupe Gorgé company.
ECA Group is listed on Euronext Paris Compartiment C.
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