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Espadon USV demonstrator

Country of Origin: France


The Espadon (an acronym for evaluation de solutions potentielles d'automatisation de deminage pour les operations, as well as French for "swordfish") was an unmanned surface vessel demonstrator designed for long-range minehunting operations in coastal and offshore seas. The minehunter deployed other unmanned vehicles for such missions.

The Espadon was part of the larger SLAMF (systeme de lute anti-mines future, or future mine countermeasures program), which aimed to integrate...

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