Areté will provide

COBRA mine detection

COBRA sees the previously unseeable — submerged mines and obstacles in high-clutter surf zones.

December 12, 2018

COBRA (Coastal Battlefield Reconnaissance and Analysis) has been in use by Marines since the early 1990s, and now production is ramping up, as featured in a news story in this month’s Military & Aerospace Electronics magazine.

COBRA attaches to an unmanned air system (UAV) and is a real-time aid to amphibious vessels navigating foreign waters, allowing mines to be spotted, mapped, and detonated ahead of a safe beach landing.

The Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division in Panama City, Florida announced a $17.1 million order this week to build COBRA.

Areté’s Tucson, Arizona and Valparaiso, Florida facilities will build the multispectral UAV sensor.