COBRA mine detection system achieves IOC

U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command’s latest airborne mine detection system has achieved Initial Operational Capability, the service announced on Oct. 10.

Photo: U.S. Navy

The AN/DVS-1 Coastal Battlefield Reconnaissance and Analysis (COBRA) system detects and localizes minefields and obstacles when flown over a beach zone area.

Flown on the MQ-8, the Block I version of COBRA has completed the first phase of initial operational test and evaluation (IOT&E). It will keep Sailors and Marines out of harm’s way on a possible landing zone.

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