The Centre for Security and Defence Technology at the Gdansk University of Technology has signed an agreement with the Świnoujście Naval Port Command to carry out work on MMD-P naval survey mines. The contract has a gross value of PLN 4.5 million.
Researchers from CTBO PG are to carry out the work between 2023 and 2025. It will cover the diagnosis, repair and modification of MMD-P (Maritime Mines Determination and Measurement) mines at the War Ports in Świnoujście and Gdynia, as well as at the Bohaterów Westerplatte Naval Academy. Acceptance tests after the service will be carried out on selected vessels of the Navy.The details of the new order, however, must remain undisclosed.
– This is another order for us related to work on mines of this kind,’ says Paweł Zariczny, director of CTBO PG. – We concluded the first order, with a slightly different scope, in 2015. In turn, we performed diagnostics and repairs of another batch of mines between 2019 and 2021, at that time the ordering party was the Gdynia Naval Port Command. We are very pleased with the trust from the representatives of the Polish military. This is another confirmation of the high competence of our centre and the knowledge and skills of its employees who make up the CTBO PG Ship Defence Team made up of employees of the PG Department of Electrical and Control Engineering,” he adds.
What is a MMD-P mine?
The Maritime Mine Bottom – Measuring Project (MMD-P) is designed to remotely measure and record the physical fields of ships and the trawling fields of non-contact minesweepers. It is an important tool for assessing the level of ships’ physical fields (as part of a ship’s passive defence) and for evaluating the effectiveness and use of towed minesweeping systems and hydrolocation stations in mine action.