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Seafox Mine Disposal System

Small but highly capable, the Seafox Mine Disposal System is the remotely operated submersible used by the Royal Navy to counter the threat of underwater explosives.

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Lord Astor gets introduced to SeaFox aboard HMS Quorn
Pembroke's UUV in action

The Seafox Mine Disposal system is an Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV) developed by Atlas Elektronik in partnership with Ultra Electronics for the Royal Navy in operation on both Hunt and Sandown class Mine Countermeasure Vessels.

The unit incorporates a remotely controlled surveillance system in order to identify a target, guided from the parent ship via fibre optic cables.

Once a mine has been identified, an expendable autonomous or remote guided unit is guided to the target and detonates a shaped charge. An identical, re-usable vehicle is used for training and identification purposes.

Four independent reversible motors and a hover thruster provide high manoeuvrability, allowing for exact placement prior to charge detonation. The Seafox is highly capable unit that seen action with the Royal Navy in recent conflicts clearing coastal waters in both Iraq and Libya.

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