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Belgium, Netherlands cut steel for first of 12 mine countermeasure ships

All 12 modular mine countermeasure ships being procured for the Belgian and Dutch Navies will be named after port cities

Turkey hosts NATO task group for mine countermeasure drill

Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group Two (SNMCMG2) participated in the Turkish-led maritime exercise NUSRET 2021 in the Aegean Sea off Canakkale, Turkey.

Russia commissions Project 12700 minesweeper sidetracked by 2016 fire

The Russian Navy has raised the St Andrew's flag on its second Alexandrit-class minesweeper Georgiy Kurbatov in a ceremony in Baltiysk.

Russia launches sixth Alexandrit-class minesweeper Pyotr Ilyichev

St. Petersburg-based Sredne-Nevsky shipyard launched the Russian Navy's sixth Alexandrit-class minesweeper in a ceremony on April 28.

Japan commissions third Awaji-class minesweeper JS Etajima

The minesweeper entered service in a ceremony at the Yokohama shipyard where it was built by the Japan Marine United Corporation (JMU).

BAE Systems to deliver Bofors 40 mm guns for Dutch, Belgian...

The new mine countermeasures vessels that the navies of Belgium and the Netherlands are procuring will be equipped with Bofors 40 Mk4...

Royal Navy orders 3 Sweep unmanned minesweepers from Atlas Elektronik UK

The UK defense ministry and Atlas Elektronik UK (AEUK) have entered into an agreement for the delivery of three Sweep autonomous minesweeping...

Denmark, Poland order Kraken’s towed sonar for mine countermeasures ops

Both countries have also ordered the autonomous launch and recovery system (ALARS) that deploys the sonar from aboard MCM vessels.

Australia investing in autonomous mine countermeasures development

The Australian government has entered into a partnership with the country's Trusted Autonomous Systems Defence Cooperative Research Centre (TAS DCRC) and Thales...

GDMS gets $13.5m for further work on US Navy Knifefish UUV

The navy plans to procure 30 Knifefish systems in all, 24 in support of LCS MCM packages and an additional six systems for deployment from other vessels.

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