Navy Deploys Mine Disposal System in Persian Gulf

Navy Deploys Mine Disposal System in Persian Gulf

The Navy is deploying numerous underwater drones to search for and destroy sea mines in the Persian Gulf. This is a part of an American military buildup aimed at stopping Iran from closing the strategic Strait of Hormuz in the event of a crisis, heraldnet.com reports.

The unmanned and remotely guided submersibles can carry a TV camera, homing sonar and an explosive charge. These little-known German-made devices, known as the SeaFox, once they find the mine, will explode together with it.

The SeaFox torpedo-like submersibles have been available for a decade and are used by about 10 countries.

The device is controlled by a 3,000-foot fiber-optic cable and sends live video back to a camera operator at a console. It operates up to 984 feet deep and travels at a speed of up to 6 knots.

The device can be deployed from a minesweeper, a helicopter, small boats or any other ships.

Subsea World News Staff , July 12, 2012;  Image: idexuae

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