Norwegian Armed Forces has Mine Action units and surface ships
SAES has received this week the visit of the Royal Navy of Norway, specifically a delegation from the course of Mine War of the Maritime Warfare Center of that country.
Norway is a country with a long tradition in this area of the Naval War, which has both Mine Action units and surface ships. The Head of the delegation highlighted the advantages and facilities for the Spanish Navy of “having a company like SAES whose know-how and support are of vital importance” according to his own words.
The delegation of the Norwegian Navy not only showed interest in naval mines, but also in the MIRS system for the acquisition of ships’ influence signatures. The experience and knowledge in ship signatures are essential for the planning of naval combat mines, which makes MIRS a system of strategic importance at the service of navies.
SAES exhibits their solutions in a shared-stand together to Navantia and offers a presentation entitled “New trends in naval mines”.
SAES has participated in the INDODEFENCE Expo and Forum that is held at Jakarta from 7th to 10th November 2018 and hosted by the Indonesian Ministry of Defence. The company has done technical product presentations to countries’ delegations that has visited its stand and has offered a conference aimed to deepen in Naval Mines knowledge.
The challenge on Naval Warfare makes SAES to continuously develop solutions to face them. SAES naval mines are capable of being activated by magnetic, electrical or acoustic influences, improving the efficacy for protecting and controlling strategic areas, straits and other force-used maritime zones.
In order to the military personnel being familiar with naval mines and understand concepts like multi-influence ship signatures, the company has developed a naval mine for training. This training naval mine allows to the crew knowing how smart naval mines work and how to prevent damage from them.
SAES also offered specialized training for understand how the ships are “seen” by the mine or how the naval mines can be programmed. The family of MINEA products comprises three types of naval mines: cylindrical bottom mines, conical shaped shallow-water mines and moored mines. All of them use a variety of sensors to detect different physical influences.
To program a smart naval mine it is needed to own signature intelligence of a ship, which includes the electric, magnetic, pressure, seismic and acoustic radiation. Besides MINEA training version, which can record and store this information, the company also offered a more specific system: MIRS.
MIRS is a portable system to obtain the complete signature of a ship that can be used to gather Signature Intelligence Information (SIGINT) and as a tool to verify real-time own-ship signature levels