French ECA Group has supplied to Russia a second set of mine action system
On July 25, 2017, the French ECA Group announced in its press release that it supplied the Russian JSC "Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard" (SNSS, St. Petersburg, part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation JSC) to equip the "new generation ships" The second set of mine mine system, including the Boeing Inspector (BEC) Inspector Mk 2, equipped with a towed GAC of the side view of the TOWCA and the bowed down SAS ISSS. The carrier vehicle and the Inspector Mk 2 boat are also equipped with Seascan's remote-controlled underwater search engines.
Also in the press release of the ESA it is reported that the company successfully continues the integration of the first set of mine action system delivered at the end of 2016 on the "head ship" [the head sea minesweeper "Alexander Obukhov" project 12700]. "Preliminary sea trials, which took place in mid-June 2017, showed the extensive capabilities of BEC and its payload to achieve the required characteristics of the ship."
"Thanks to the fruitful cooperation with its local partner, shipyard staff, crew and other specialized companies, the ECA Group (C2) management system and the Triton software package are in the integration phase on the main ship, which should be completed in the next few weeks."
On the bmpd side
, we recall that the contract for the purchase of four BEC Inspector Mk 2 and mine action vehicles of the ECA group for equipping the minesweepers of project 12700 (Diamand complex) was concluded, according to known information, by the Russian company Prominvest (part of Rostekh State Corporation) ) In January 2014. Subsequently, the contract was reduced to three boats Inspector Mk 2. As can be judged, the head boat Inspector Mk 2 was delivered to Russia in the fall of 2015, the second - at the end of 2016, and now, apparently, according to the release of the ECA, the third launch was delivered.
At the end of June 2017, at the International Naval Salon of IMDS-2017 in St. Petersburg, the ECA Group's commercial director Dominique Mallet said that the company would organize the Russian production of the Inspector Mk 2 crew-less boats and Seascan Mk 2 submersibles in the next two years.