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Seagull USV Debuts in Israel-UK Naval Exercise

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Elbit Systems’ Seagull USV Participated in a Joint Exercise between the British Royal Navy and the Israeli Navy

(Source: Elbit Systems; issued Dec 21, 2017)

Elbit’s Seagull unmanned surface vessel looks for mines as it guides the Royal Navy helicopter carrier HMS Ocean during a bilateral exercise in Haifa Bay. (Elbit photo)

HAIFA, Israel --- Elbit Systems Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV), the Seagull participated in a recent joint exercise between the Israeli Navy and the British Royal Navy (RN) in Haifa Bay.

During the exercise the USV performed a Mine Counter Measure (MCM) mission, scanning and charting a secure path for HMS Ocean, the RN helicopter carrier. Once encountering Mine-Like-Objects, the Seagull alerted HMS Ocean to avoid them, thus securing its safe route. The Seagull performed the mission while being remotely operated from a Mission Control Station onshore. Additionally, the Seagull took part in a tactical maneuvering exercise and sailed in formation with the Navy vessels and British RN’s carrier.

In addition to MCM capabilities, the Seagull features switchable, modular mission payload suites and can perform Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) missions, Electronic Warfare (EW), Maritime Security (MS), Hydrography and other missions using the same vessel, mission control system and data links. Seagull offers navies a true force multiplier delivering enhanced performance to naval operations, reducing risk to human life and dramatically cutting procurement and operating costs.

Elbit Systems Ltd. is an international high technology company engaged in a wide range of defense, homeland security and commercial programs throughout the world. The Company, which includes Elbit Systems and its subsidiaries, operates in the areas of aerospace, land and naval systems.