Mine Warfare

Mine Counter Measure solution

proven leader in developing innovative MCM solutions for Allied navies around the world

Stemming from our extensive ASW pedigree and experience, General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada offers outstanding Mine Counter Measure (MCM) solutions, enabling operations across the spectrum of Mine Warfare. GDMS is a proven leader in developing innovative MCM solutions for Allied navies around the world, including the Royal Canadian Navy, the United States, Sweden and Australia.

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Our Mine and Obstacle Avoidance Sonar (MOAS) is a mature and fielded product that provides detection and early warning of underwater obstacles, including mines. With outstanding features such as automatic detection and tracking, operator alerts and complete 360 degree coverage, our MOAS enables Navies the freedom to maneuver where they need to, when they need to.

Additionally, our Remote Minehunting and Disposal System (RMDS) is a modular, customizable, containerized, and transportable (by air, land or sea), stand-off Naval MCM capability. It is purposely designed to be operated from a host vessel, open boat, or even from ashore. RMDS offers a low-risk, low-cost complete MCM capability (search, detect, ID, classify, and neutralization) to any Navy.

When freedom of navigation is in doubt due to the possible presence of underwater obstacles, including modern day mines, our Mine Warfare solutions provide at-sea warriors with the assured domain awareness, clarity and certainty to safely operate in any unknown or contested underwater battlespace.

Why choose our Mine Warfare solutions?

  • Innovative and Advanced.  Our Mine warfare components have been developed over years of research, development and practical experience.
  • Proven technology. GDMS MOAS sonars and AUVs are being successfully used in MCM operations by navies around the world, including the USN, Swedish and Royal Australian Navy.
  • Cost effective. Our solutions incorporate and make maximum use of proven, re-usable Autonomous Undersea Vehicles (AUVs) and Remote Operating Vehicles (ROVs). Our low cost solutions are driven by our smart re-use of advanced technology
  • Low risk. Decades of experience, coupled with numerous instantiations and superb Engineering has led to mature and fielded MCM hardware and software.