Elbit’s Seagull joins in a joint exercise between Royal Navy and Israeli Navy
December 23, 2017: Elbit Systems unmanned surface vessel (USV)%u2014the Seagull recently participated in a joint exercise conducted between the Israeli Navy and the British Royal Navy in Haifa Bay.
During the exercise, the USV performed a mine counter measure (MCM) mission, scanning and charting a secure path for HMS Ocean for the RN helicopter carrier. Soon after encountering mine-like-objects, the Seagull alerted HMS Ocean, thus securing its safe route.
The Seagull performed the mission while being remotely operated from a mission control station onshore. Additionally, the Seagull took part in a tactical maneuvering exercise and sailed in formation with the Navy vessels and British Royal Navy's carrier.
In addition to MCM capabilities, the Seagull features switchable, modular mission payload suites and can perform anti-submarine warfare (ASW) missions, electronic warfare (EW), maritime security (MS), hydrography and other missions using the same vessel, mission control system and data links.
Seagull offers navies a true force multiplier delivering enhanced performance to naval operations, reducing risk to human life and dramatically cutting procurement and operating costs.