Elbit Systems’ Seagull unmanned surface vessel has demonstrated its anti-submarine warfare capabilities.
Remotely guided by human operators through satellite communications, the Seagull sailed in the Haifa Bay, Israel, to perform the anti-submarine mission using control consoles 2,200 miles away.
“Operating its dipping sonar and Elbit Systems‘ proprietary software, Seagull performed real-time detections and classification of objects, demonstrating capability to deter and dissuade hostile subsurface activity,” according to a Elbit announcement. “The Seagull team included two operators, a USV operator and sonar operator.”
Operated from a mother ship or shore stations, the Seagull is a 39-foot vessel leveraging modular mission system installation that can also perform mine warfare, electronic warfare and other missions.