Thales Confirms Interoperability Of Its MCM Solutions With NATO Navies

During the NATO Dynamic Messenger 2022 exercise, held last September in Portugal, Thales confirmed the interoperability of its MiMap and M-Cube command and control (C2) mine countermeasure system with other industry components and NATO standards.

Thales press release
January 20, 2023

Dynamic Messenger is the first full NATO operational experimentation exercise that specifically focuses on integrating unmanned systems into the maritime domain, and more specifically NATO Task Groups at sea, with more than 18 ships, 48 unmanned assets and 1500 personnel from 16 NATO nations participating. The aim is twofold: to think about the naval combat of the future, and to test operationally the equipment, vehicles and systems that shape it today.

Under the command of Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM) and Allied Command Transformation (ACT), the mine warfare scenario consisted in the deployment of AUVs (Autonomous Unmanned Vehicles) on an 8 sq km area mined with about 30 exercise mines for the occasion. Alongside French Navy’s explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) divers, RTSys diver held sonar (Sonadive), the MiMap and M-Cube C2 system demonstrated their perfect compatibility with NATO standards (Additive Military Layer).