Saab Receives Order On Advanced Anti- Submarine Warfare Training
Defence and security company Saab has received an order from the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) for delivery of advanced anti-submarine warfare training, including the autonomous underwater vehicle AUV62 in training configuration. Deliveries will take place during the period 2016-2019.
As part of the Letter of Intent (LoI) between Saab and FMV, announced on June 9 2014, and which supports the Swedish Armed Forces’ underwater capabilities for the period 2015-2024, Saab has now received an order for the delivery of advanced anti-submarine warfare training. Included in the contract is the autonomous underwater vehicle AUV62-AT, configured for anti-submarine training, and the delivery of support and maintenance to the customer. Saab is also responsible for supporting the customer’s training activities during the entire contract period.
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“For the Swedish Navy this order means that they will have an increased capability and flexibility to practice and train their units in anti-submarine warfare”, says Anne-Marie Vösu, head of Saab´s business unit Underwater Systems.
“Saab’s experience and expertise within autonomous underwater vehicles means that we can offer world-leading training opportunities for our customers in anti-submarine warfare”.
The AUV62-AT is an advanced and highly modern and capable system for cost-efficient training of a navy’s ASW forces. The AUV62-AT is an artificial acoustic target that mimics a submarine in a way that is compatible with any torpedo- and sonar system on the market today. The system fully replaces the use of a submarine in the role as a maneuvering training target. With the AUV62-AT Saab offers a state-of-the-art training capability for demanding customers investing in the future.
Source : Saab AB (OMX Stockholm: SAAB B) - view original press release
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