Heli-borne Mine Detection

April 2007
Armada International;Apr/May2007, Vol. 31 Issue 2, p44
The article reports on the first production Airborne Laser Mine Detection System (ALMDS) that was received by the U.S. Navy from Northrop Grumman in January 2007. The ALMDS will be integrated onto the MH-60S helicopter and a Laser Imaging Detection and Ranging (Lidar) blue-green laser will be used to detect and classify near-surface, moored and floating sea. A $35.7 million contract from the Navy for low-rate initial production (Lrip) of two AN/AES-1 ALMDS pods was awarded by Northrop Grumman.


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