MacArtney to Deploy Two Unmanned Winch Systems for Defence Specialists

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MacArtney continues to supply defence specialists Raytheon with winch solutions designed, tested and manufactured by MacArtney for flexible integration.

As the key supplier of an autonomously controlled winch system for the Unmanned Influence Sweep System (UISS) platform on the Common Unmanned Surface Vessel (CUSVTM), MacArtney is once again supplying technology and innovation leader, Raytheon. Specialising in defence and civil government solutions, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics and systems integration.

2019, will see MacArtney deliver the next autonomous winch systems for the deployment of synthetic aperture sonar. The custom-built unmanned winch systems are designed to military specification using aluminium alloy for low weight and durability.

Providing mechanical design and engineering drawings MacArtney manufactured and tested the Unmanned Winch Systems, and additionally provided the autonomous operation software and control, maintaining MacArtney as a full systems solution provider.

Nick Hartman, System Sales Manager/Business Development Manager for MacArtney Inc. states,

"MacArtney can take projects from the drawing board to delivery and every stage in between while always taking into account customer specifications for a wide range of applications and specific needs.

In this case, MacArtney’s core capabilities of machine control, mechanical assembly and design have created a robust and reliable unmanned winch system ready for the customer to integrate into existing systems for operational testing. Full system testing will be ongoing through 2019 and into 2020."

MacArtney stock and supply a wide range of winches for varying purposes and applications. Beginning with the hydraulic CORMAC winch in the 1980s and the transitioning to electric winches in the 1990s, MacArtney has developed and expanded the range of winches to include intelligent CORMAC and MERMAC winch series, featuring launch and recovery systems (LARS) and active heave compensation (AHC). The latest range of Unmanned Winch Systems sees another leap forward in technology and innovation.

All MacArtney winch systems allow customers the flexibility to customise winches from MacArtney’s winch series to suit their specific applications and needs.

For further information on the MacArtney, winch series visit:
https://www.macartney.com/what-we-offer/systems-and-products/winch-and-handling-solutions/