Winch System is part of the AQS-24 Mine Hunting System
Redmond, WA, USA. November 15, 2018 – Okeanus Science & Technology, LLC (Okeanus), an established marine equipment and engineering service provider, has completed the factory acceptance test, source inspection, and delivery of their latest USV based winch for Northrop Grumman’s AQS-24 mine hunting system. The NGC MHU winch is the newest in the expanding Okeanus catalog of autonomous USV based products, which includes winches and handling systems.
The NGC MHU winch incorporates a number of new features developed specifically for autonomous USV winches and expands upon the Company’s product capabilities and represents the next iteration of USV based products offered by Okeanus. Okeanus has an extensive history building USV based autonomous tow winches in addition to launch and recovery systems for mine hunting and mine countermeasures.
“We are extremely pleased to be working with one of the leading manufacturers of mine detection systems,” said Don Brockett, COO of Okeanus. “Our continuing relationship with Northrop Grumman has been strong for many years, and we’re excited to play a significant role in this program.”
The ASV market has seen a significant uptick in the development of new autonomous systems in recent years. Both United States and foreign navies appear to be putting substantial resources into autonomous programs, specifically for mine hunting and mine neutralization operations.
About Okeanus Science & Technology
Okeanus Science & Technology, LLC, formed in 2013, is an organization wholly focused on providing the oceanographic professional with all of the tools necessary to complete a project on time and on budget, no matter the water depth or location. With the acquisitions of Sound Ocean Systems, Inc. (founded in 1978) in 2016 and DT Marine Products, Inc. (founded in 1999) in 2017, Okeanus has positioned itself as an experienced industry leader in the design and build of oceanographic winches, handling systems, LARS, buoys, and other products that both companies’ customers have become accustomed to. In addition to these systems, Okeanus also offers an extensive pool of leased equipment that can be paired with any of its winches and deployed at a moment’s notice. From the deck to the seafloor, Okeanus can provide your next project with a fit for purpose solution that can help its customers work in a safe, efficient, and cost-effective manner.
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