Scoping Study on DRDC Toronto Future Research Regarding Naval Mine Countermeasures

Étude de délimitation des recherches futures de RDDC Toronto au sujet de la lutte contre les mines marines


  1. Pavlovic, N.J.
  2. Ho, G.
  3. Smith, D.
  4. Maceda, E.
  5. Gowan, S.
  6. Holden, N.
  7. Beechinor, T.W.
  8. Bures, G.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Toronto, Toronto ONT (CAN)
Canada currently possesses limited to modest MCM capability that includes Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels (MCDVs) used for coastal surveillance and patrol, and Clearance Diving Units for identification and disposal of sea mines. In recognition of its MCM capability deficiencies, Canada has been actively involved in defining a programme for integrating UUVs in current MCM operations through collaboration with other Allied nations. The objective of the Underwater Intervention in SW/VSW Operations Applied Research Project (ARP), conducted since 2008, is to improve CF capability to conduct MCM, combat diving and Special Operations Force operations in shallow and very shallow water, by increasing capacity of underwater systems, operators, and divers, reducing risk and equipment burden on the diver, and extending speed and accuracy in conduct of these operations. This report summarizes current deficiencies as observed by the CF and DRDC researchers during a NATO certification Exercise NOBLE MARINER 11, and proposes areas for future research for the above ARP. The insights gained from this analysis will also be used to provide Canada and its allies with adaptive and easy-to-interpret feedback on their operational practices and plans as they conduct MCM operations.

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Mine countermeasures, deficiencies, diving operations, ROV, UUV, underwater comm
Report Number
DRDC-TORONTO-TR-2011-178 — Technical Report
Date of publication
01 Jun 2012
Number of Pages
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