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ECA introduces UMIS Containerised air-transportable drones system


French Company ECA GROUP introduces UMIS Containerised, a flexible and stand-alone unmanned solution. To meet navies' requirements and their logistic constraints, ECA GROUP designed specific storage and transportation equipment for each possible configuration. The containerized facility can be deployed in coastal areas, canals, ports and harbor entrances.


ECA introduces UMIS Containerised air transportable drones system 925 001 French Company ECA Group UMIS Containerised air-transportable drones system (Picture source ECA)


A typical UMISTM Containerised configuration can be made of a dedicated C2 container and its "tools" dedicated containers for several drones of the "team".

The C2 container will be deployed on land or on a non-dedicated ship (COOP or NATO), while the drones will be able to be deployed from beaches, river banks, port docks, ...

The main functions of the C2 are to operate the drones like USV INSPECTOR 125, mid-size AUV A18-M, towed sonar T18-M, MIDS configuration made of inspection ROV SEASCAN and the "mine killer" K-STER and men portable AUV A9-M and its equipment such as LARS.

A complete UMISTM Containerised configuration is air-transportable and can be deployed very quickly anywhere in the world. It is fully compliant with safety and transportation norms.

The UMIS is composed of naval drones (USV/AUV/ROV/MIDS), their autonomous systems (LARS – Launch And Recovery Systems) and a new generation of command and control (C2) software suite UMISOFT which makes this system totally integrated and autonomous for standoff mine warfare.

Each naval drone, each autonomous or remotely operated equipment of a ECA GROUP drones system, integrates an embedded UMISOFT module which is linked to the main supervision core dispatched in the control consoles of the operation center located onboard the mother ship or ashore.


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