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DAEYANG ELECTRIC CO. DEVELOPS NEW UNDERWATER MINE DISPOSAL VEHICLE

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Highlights – Daeyang Electric Co. develops new underwater mine disposal vehicle. The same has been deployed to the Navy to boost safety and operational capabilities. The vehicle is said to have key features of a marine robot. The new system […]

Highlights –

  • Daeyang Electric Co. develops new underwater mine disposal vehicle.
  • The same has been deployed to the Navy to boost safety and operational capabilities.
  • The vehicle is said to have key features of a marine robot.
  • The new system is said to withstand strong currents and stay longer underwater.

South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) announced that a new underwater mine disposal vehicle has been deployed to the Navy in a move expected to boost safety and operational capabilities.

According to the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA), the vehicle has been developed by local firm Daeyang Electric Co. This vehicle was said to be first delivered to the military in 2018, and around 10 units were put into operation.

According to the DAPA, the vehicle’s features includes –

  • it adopts key features of a marine robot,
  • it is designed to perform mine-clearance missions by searching and identifying mines underwater and neutralizing them by placing explosives.

The new vehicle is said to be remotely controlled to ensure that operators remain out of harm’s way when buried mines are detonated.

The agency mentioned that the new system can withstand strong currents, and stay longer underwater than the imported vehicle that the Navy had used so far.

A DAPA official on the new vehicle commented that – (in quotes) “The gadget will be used around major ports, sea lanes, and beaches to remove mines in a swift and safe manner”. And that “It is expected to improve the Navy’s capabilities.”

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