TheÂ U.S. Navy has completed tests for aÂ drone-based mine detection system made to deploy from littoral combat ships, Military.com reported Thursday.
TheÂ Coastal Mine Reconnaissance system makes use of an MQ-8B Fire Scout drone and an AN/DVS-1 Coastal Battlespace Reconnaissance and AnalysisÂ or COBRAÂ sensor to detect mines and obstacles on surfaces and coastal areas.
TheÂ MINEnet TacticalÂ web system is also employed to facilitate the CMR’sÂ command and control functions for mine warfare.
The Navy commenced the tests from theÂ USS Coronado, having conducted nine exercises that were evaluated based on shore-based mission-tasking, planned mission flying and data analysis performance.
The service branch also seeks to employ drones built to identify and destroy enemy mines after detection, the report noted.