intended to improve the present hand-held mine detection system by making it sensitive to both metallic and nonmetallic mines.

  • Off-route Smart Mine Clearance (ORSMC). This Army system utilizes a HUMVEE modified for low observability to serve as a decoy or guinea pig against smart mines designed to deliver a projectile against armored vehicles.

Joint Countermine ACTD Phase II

The following naval systems will be included in Phase II:

  • Near-term mine reconnaissance system. The NMRS is a 21-inch-diameter torpedo-shaped UUV to be deployed, controlled, and recovered via fiberoptic link from a submarine. Its purpose is to serve as a covert minefield reconnaissance vehicle capable of transmitting its data in real time.

  • Littoral remote sensing (Generation Two). Includes several advancements over Generation One, particularly with respect to the fusion of data from material assets.

  • Advanced Lightweight Influence Sweep System (ALISS). The ALISS concept utilizes advanced acoustic and magnetic techniques to sweep influence mines.

  • UUV advanced sensors. This ATD emphasizes advanced sensors developed for use by a 21-inch-diameter UUV. The sensors consist of a toroidal volume search sonar, a side-looking sonar, a synthetic aperture sonar, and a superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) magnetic sensor.

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