Elbit Systems is unveiling the Seagull, an organic, modular, highly autonomous, multi-mission unmanned surface vehicle (USV) system.
Seagull is a 12m USV with replaceable mission modules, with two vessels capable of being operated and controlled in concert using a single mission control system, from manned ships or from the shore.
The system provides unmanned end-to-end mine hunting operation taking the man out of the mine field. It provides mission planning, and on-line operation in known and unknown areas, including area survey, search, detection, classification, identification, neutralization and verification. It is equipped to search the entire water volume and operate underwater vehicles to identify and neutralize mines.
It empowers a surface vessel or naval base commander with off-board, available and rapidly deployable anti-submarine warfare (ASW) capabilities to protect critical sea areas and high-value assets from submarine as well as sea mine threats.
Seagull system features a robust, highly-autonomous and safe sailing capability as well as modular mission payload suites, selected to match a variety of required missions including electronic warfare, surface force protection, hydrographical missions in addition to the core mine-countermeasure and ASW missions.
The sailing suite includes autonomous navigation system, with obstacle avoidance, and inherent C4I capabilities for enhanced situation awareness and can remain at sea for over 96h.