A new underwater minesweep demonstrator arises at OBR CTM S.A.

On September 24-25, 2019, at the headquarters of the Research & Development Maritime Technology Centre (CTM), which is part of the Polish Armaments Group (PGZ), was held a meeting of members of the international consortium, implementing the project entitled “Modular Lightweight Minesweeping II” (MLM II). In the project coordinated by the European Defence Agency (EDA), CTM is responsible for the development of the modular lightweight non-contact minesweep and the development of a new demonstrator of underwater non-contact minesweep for mine countermeasures.

 The two-day meeting held in Gdynia was aimed at presenting the results and the progress of work undertaken as part of the MLM II project. In addition, details of future sea trials during which the developed solutions will be tested were discussed. The event was attended by representatives of Norwegian institutions and companies: i.e. Forsvarets Forskningsinstitutt (FFI) – leader, Thales Norway AS, Finnish: Patria Aviation and Finnish Naval Academy Research Centre (FNRC), the German WTD-71, meeting host – OBR CTM S.A. representing Poland and Inspectorate of Polish Navy. The main objective of the MLM II project, anticipates to lead the previously developed, modular mine countermeasures systems from the level of technology demonstrators to the level of prototypes, as well as the development and testing of new sources of physical fields. OBR CTM S.A. implemented two projects in the field of mine countermeasure in the previous years, i.e. ‘MLM’ and ‘Burmin’, as part of the above mentioned the program.

“Proactive elaboration and development of innovative solutions in the field of marine technologies, aimed at strengthening the Company’s position on the military market is one of the strategic goals of OBR CTM S.A. We are satisfied that these solutions are created within international consortia, bringing together leading European manufacturers of equipment in the field of defence and security” – explained the acting President of OBR CTM S.A. Marcin Wiśniewski.