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Northrop Grumman mine hunter passes test

Northrop Grumman Corp. unmanned mine-hunting devices recently performed a successful demonstration for the U.S. Navy during an exercise in the Persian Gulf, Northrop of Annapolis announced. In the demonstration, the Mine Hunting Unmanned Surface Vehicle (MHU) was used in tandem with Northrop Grumman’s AQS-24A Mine Detecting Sensor System. The MHU was remotely controlled and executed a preplanned mission by deploying the AQS-24A, executing a search pattern and recovering a sensor from the water.