Rheinmetall, Aussie firm Supashock to Develop Sea Mine Rail Deployment System

MRDS will be the world's first sea mine rail system.
  • Defensemirror.com Bureau
  • 01:26 PM, November 7, 2023
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Rheinmetall, Aussie firm Supashock to Develop Sea Mine Rail Deployment System
Sea mine @Turkish Navy

Rheinmetall Defence Australia and Adelaide-based technology company Supashock have joined forces to create a Mine Rail Deployment System (MRDS), which promises to redefine the way sea mines are stored and deployed by international navies.

MRDS’s design ensures that the rack remains fixed to the ship, eliminating the need to discard the deployment appliance basket into the ocean.

Nathan Poyner, the Managing Director of Rheinmetall Defence Australia mentioned the potential for future automation integration to enhance operational efficiency.

The MRDS offers reduced deck footprint and enhanced payload replenishment efficiency, adaptable to various seacraft. Safety features, including jettison capability, improved ergonomics, and a weather shelter for crew protection and deck activity concealment, are also part of the system.

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