Maritime mine threat experts visit SAAB SEAEYE

Marine Equipment Products and Services, Military, Safety and Security — By on February 9, 2016 at 2:39 PM

SAAB SAYE 09feb2016With threats from underwater mines and waterborne improvised explosive devices (IEDs) ever present, 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.  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, ” says
Agneta Kammeby, Head of Saab Underwater Systems.

The visitors saw the highly specialised technology needed for these vehicles to
perform in difficult environmental conditions and strong sea currents.

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 world’s most powerful compact electric work ROV. These
leading solutions have been created by combining technology from both, Saab
Seaeye’s commercial and defence underwater systems.

Saab Seaeye is the world’s largest electric underwater vehicle manufacturer and
technology leader with the most advanced range of tethered, autonomous and hybrid
vehicle systems. Their robotic systems and tooling solutions are engineered to address the
diverse range of underwater tasks found across commercial, defence and scientific

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