Paris. 22 October 2016. The underwater challenges facing modern navies are becoming increasingly broad and complex: mines, improved explosive devices (IEDs), acts of terrorism, and incursions by hostile vessels and submarines. In response to this, Saab showcased a range of underwater systems to help forces protect their waters while minimising risk to personnel.
“Militaries around the world have been focusing on effectiveness, seeking flexible systems that enhance operational efficiency by supporting multiple missions. We will present our response to these emerging needs at Euronaval”, says Anne-Marie Vösu, head of Saab’s business unit Underwater Systems.
It displayed the Anti-Submarine Warfare training system AUV62-AT, the Mine Reconnaissance System AUV62-MR, the Multi-shot Mine Neutralisation System MuMNS and the latest solution for Anti-IED operations, SeaWasp.
“The systems we are showcasing are designed to improve customers’ operational efficiencies by offering flexible solutions. This allows modern militaries to meet their needs in changing maritime security environments, and so helps crews stay one step ahead in life-threatening situations. Our AUV62-AT and SeaWasp, which are both currently being used at the Unmanned Warrior Exercise, are two examples of these ground-breaking systems”, says Anne-Mari Vösu.
Saab offers world-leading solutions for military and civil sub-surface operations including for the off-shore sector. These state of the art solutions include Underwater Weapon Systems, Anti-Submarine Warfare Training, Mine Counter Measures, as well as Surveillance and Underwater operations.