Atlas Elektronik UK has confirmed the delivery of a pair of Atlas Remote Capability Integration Mission Suite (ARCIMS) remote minesweeping systems to an undisclosed Middle Eastern navy.

Developed as a private venture by Atlas Elektronik UK, ARCIMS is a surface vehicle configured to accept alternative mine countermeasures mission modules for minesweeping or minehunting. It can either be operated directly from the vehicle, or it can be operated remotely. The system was designed to capitalise on knowledge accumulated by the company from the Shallow Water Influence Minesweeping System, which was deployed in the northern Gulf by the Royal Navy in 2003 in the early phase of ‘Operation Telic’, and the Flexible Agile Sweeping Technology demonstrator (a UK-funded research programme).