Mine Countermeasure Vessels
MCMVs are unique ships, specially equipped for safely hunting and sweeping naval mines: as they operate in close proximity of the minefield, their features must guarantee the achievement of very low acoustic and magnetic signatures (to avoid the activation of the mines’ sensors) and of very high shock resistance (to withstand the underwater shock wave).
The design and construction of sophisticated MCMVs has been for many years, and also today, the Intermarine core business: the validity of the technical solutions carefully studied and adopted by Intermarine is evidenced by the fact that many world’s Navies, among them some of the most prestigious, have in service MCMVs designed and built by Intermarine.
The main reason for this success has been the implementation of an innovative and unique construction technique that has been demonstrated to be ideal for the construction of the hulls of those special vessels used for Mine Warfare.
Not less important, although all the Intermarine MCMVs have in common the same concept of hull construction, their configurations (in terms of Mission and Propulsion Systems) are completely different: it can be affirmed that Intermarine has integrated and installed on its MCMVs almost all the main equipment/systems today available in the mine countermeasure market.
The high number of variants implemented for so many different Navies is a proof of the capability of the Company of tailoring its basic design on the specific operational, logistic and technical requirements of each and every customer.