An international group of defence and civilian specialists in mine countermeasures visited Saab Seaeye’s UK facility.
The group, that included the Deputy Director of The NATO Underwater Research Centre, saw a range of existing and newly developed underwater robotic vehicles used in searching for, disarming and neutralising mines and waterborne IEDs, Saab Seaeye wrote.
The robotic vehicles are designed to work remotely to reduce the risk towards mine disposal personnel at sea and in waterways.
“It was an opportunity for specialists in the field to share the company’s vision for mine countermeasures and the challenging aspects of maritime defence,” said Agneta Kammeby, Head of Saab Underwater Systems.
The range of vehicles on view included the Sea Wasp, designed for disposal of underwater IEDs; MuMNS, a multi-shot mine neutralisation system; the AUV 62 MR, a mine reconnaissance AUV; SAROV, a mine-countermeasure AUV/ROV; and the Leopard – the electric work ROV.