30 Aug '15, 3pm

Official: Minehunting System Shows No Improvement

Official: Minehunting System Shows No Improvement

The Remote Multi-Mission Vehicle is a diesel-powered submersible carrying a detachable AQS-20A sidescan sonar, seen here below the RMMV. The littoral combat ship Independence uses an overhead crane system to launch and recover the vehicle. (Photo: US Navy) 1 CONNECT 24 TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE WASHINGTON — Despite years of development, constant effort and numerous official pronouncements of progress, the minehunting system at the heart of a new family of US Navy mine countermeasures gear shows no signs of improvement and poses a significant risk to the planned deployment of the system aboard littoral combat ships (LCS), according to the Pentagon’s top test and evaluation officer. “Recent developmental testing provides no statistical evidence that the system is demonstrating improved reliability, and instead indicates that reliability plateaued nearly a decade ago,...

Full article: http://www.defensenews.com/story/defense/naval/ships/2015...

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