The Hunterwater system is a USV that manages the onboard robotic set (MCM Kit) by means of the launch and recovery system (LARS). The MCM Kit includes the following robotic units:
- A hybrid remotely operated vehicle and sidescan sonar (ROVSCAN) mine countermeasure module is capably of performing site survey, identification and precise acoustic localization (PAL) of the threats. It also deploys multiple markers that allow mine neutralization.
- A disposable compact acoustic guided vehicle (VGA), featuring precise automatic target reacquisition with acoustic arrays. This component is capable to perform autonomously the countermine mission by direct target reacquisition.
The system can also be used in addition to the independent mission capability, for multiple/parallel search and identification operations, in conjunction with other USV systems and/or autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) e.g., L3Harris’ IVER4.