Mine Warfare

  • Supporting the SA Navy in protection of the South African Sea Lines of Communication against a sea mine attack
  • Investigation and analysis of the littoral underwater security needs of South Africa
  • Applying risk management techniques in optimising resources for underwater security
  • Mathematical modelling and simulation of Naval Mine Warfare processes (i.e. avoidance, hunting, sweeping and neutralisation)
  • Analytical evaluation of strategic and tactical options related to Naval Mine Warfare within the African context
  • Analysis of technologies and trends that may present risks or opportunities to a Naval Mine Warfare capability
  • Development of equipment for the enhancement and evaluation of a Naval Mine Warfare capability
  • Planning, execution and post analysis of at sea exercises and operational trials
  • Modelling and evaluation of underwater detection methods