Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force orders Northrop Grumman airborne laser mine detection systems
MELBOURNE, Fla., Feb. 4, 2012. The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force has purchased four helicopter-mountable, laser mine detection systems.
Four cameras are arranged to cover the same swath illuminated by the laser fan beam. As images are received by the system, an automatic target recognition algorithm picks out potential mine-like objects and stores their images for classification by shipboard Fleet operators, using computer-aided post-mission analysis tools.
Northrop Grumman is working with Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., and Fujitsu Limited on the delivery and installation of ALMDS.