Seagull Unmanned Surface Vessel Fires a Torpedo

Elbit Systems will build its Seagull unmanned surface vessel in India together with state-owned GRSE

India's state-owned Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE) and Elbit Systems of Israel will build together Elbit's Seagull unmanned surface vessels (USV). A model of the Seagull USV was presented at GRSE's pavilion at DefExpo 2018.

Seagull is a multi-role unmanned surface vessel (USV) manufactured by Elbit Systems to meet the maritime warfare mission requirements of the naval forces worldwide.

Unveiled at the Singapore Airshow held in February 2016, the Seagull is a 12-meter long USV that can be operated from a mother ship or shore stations. It provides multi-mission capabilities including Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW), Mine Hunting & Mine Sweeping (MCM), Electronic Warfare (EW), maritime security and underwater commercial missions.

It can also be deployed in anti-submarine warfare (ASW), intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR), electronic warfare (EW), maritime security and hydrography missions.

The Seagull USV is operated from port or mother-ship and can be controlled by a single mission control system (MCS). It can be operated in manned and unmanned modes. The built-in command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence (C4I) capability of the MCS enables the control of two USVs simultaneously. The C4I capabilities further provide the operators with situation awareness of the area of operation.

The highly autonomous MCS supports the integration of modular payloads and also allows the swiping of payloads according to the mission requirements. The operations of the USV are operator-controlled using line of sight and SATCOM data-links.

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