Visit us at our stand and discover how our thinking edge drives innovation above and below the surface. On display will be one of our submarine models, the CB90 NG, the RBS15 anti-ship missile and the MuMNS – the latest addition to the Double Eagle family of mine neutralisation systems. Our other products on display include TactiCall ICS, the AUV62-AT training platform, and the Sea Giraffe 1X naval radar.
Sea Giraffe 1X is based on over 60 years of radar development by Saab and is the perfect choice for navies, amphibious forces and coastguards looking for a system with higher performance and an extremely small logistical footprint. Find here the latest news about Sea Giraffe 1X.
In July, Saab signed a contract with the German Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) and received an order for the delivery and integration of new ship radars and fire control systems for the German Navy's Brandenburg-Class frigates (F123). Among other things, the contract also includes the delivery and integration of the Sea Giraffe 4A and Sea Giraffe 1X radars. In addition, there is Saab's 9LV Combat Management System, the Ceros 200 fire control director and other third-party systems, including IFF (Identification Friend or Foe) capability.
The U.S. Navy’s Shipboard Air Traffic Radar program in Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) has awarded an LRIP option for three of Saab’s AN/SPN-50(V)1 radar systems. The AN/SPN-50(V)1 is one of the U.S. versions of Saab’s Sea Giraffe Agile Multi Beam (AMB) radar and will function as the primary air traffic control surveillance radar for manned and unmanned aviation aboard the Navy’s nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and amphibious large decks.
As part of the Squadron 2020 contract, Saab is delivering the Sea Giraffe Multi Sensor Solution, which includes the Sea Giraffe 1X and the advanced Sea Giraffe 4A Fixed Face Radar. The Multi Sensor Solution provides optimal overlapping performance and redundancy for air and surface surveillance. In addition, the contract includes the Saab Combat Management System (9LV), the TactiCall communication system and the Trackfire long-range weapon station. The Finnish Navy's new corvettes will be fully operational by 2028.
Modern warfare is changing at a rapid pace and forces can no longer make do with missile systems that might struggle to face up to tomorrow’s threats. To combat this problem, Saab has implemented a hands-on design, development and support process to provide clients with a truly future-proof missile system – the RBS15 Gungnir. With its powerful warhead and long range combined with state-of-the-art target seeker it is ready to give its user the supremacy over the seas.
RBS15 Gungnir - Overview
The RBS15 can travel over 300 kilometres before engaging the enemy. The missile flies as close as possible to the surface of the sea all the way to the target. At Saab we call this sea skimming and the RBS15 is typically less than five metres above the waves. Once it arrives at the target area, it will search, find and destroy the designated target. Even the fastest of ships can’t escape the missile. The RBS15 is smart and autonomous, able to find its target and penetrate its defences even in adverse weather conditions. The system is designed to deliver operational effectiveness in highly contested and complex environments with sophisticated adversaries.
The missile accelerates from 0-100 kilometres an hour in about half a second. This massive acceleration serves an important purpose. It pushes air into the turbine to start the turbo jet engine, which then takes over and propels the missile. The RBS15 has two side-mounted booster rockets filled with solid propellants that fire for three seconds when it is launched. These produce an enormous amount of power that is released in a very controlled manner. The thrust that is generated is enough to lift about eight tons into the air.
It’s in Saab’s DNA to ensure that customers get an efficient system which isn’t limited to what’s contained in its factory hardware. To ensure Gungnir’s technology doesn’t become outmoded, we will work side by side with users throughout the product’s ownership. The idea is to keep the development and innovation process continuous, with us providing regular updates and training opportunities while customers consistently relay their feedback and ideas for new capabilities. We are talking hands-on support throughout the product’s 30-year life cycle.
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To date, more than 40 classes of ships worldwide are equipped with TactiCall ICS. In September 2020, the French Naval Group and Kership, part of Naval Group, also selected Saab's TactiCall as part of the Belgian-Dutch MCMV programme. The partnership between Saab and Kership underlines the comprehensive cooperation with the French naval industry, and will strengthen Saab’s TactiCall position for the French’s MCM programme called SLAM-F. Furthermore the Bulgarian Navy's new MMPV multi-purpose patrol vessels will be equipped with Saab's communication system in the future. Finland also decided to install TactiCall ICS on a total of four new corvettes in the context of the Squadron 2020 programme.
CB90 Next Generation
With more than 250 boats operating worldwide, CB 90 has been a success story since the first boat was commissioned. A new model of the proven concept has been launched: CB90 Next Generation. The fast, all-aluminium CB90 Next Generation Combat Boat can effortlessly carry multiple troops and cargo, in shallow or open waters, whilst maintaining incredible speeds and manoeuvrability. The interior combined with a strong bow ramp ensures swift deployment onto unprepared beaches. The craft offers supreme CBRN and ballistic protection. A robust weapons platform can include stabilised turntables, smaller missile systems and remotely operated weapon stations such as Saab Trackfire.
CB90 Next Generation is based on a proven design and operational success, and is transportable by land or other ship. Other key features of CB90 NG: An all-new driveline including an adjusted placement of the engine makes the point of gravity optimized, which in turn makes the boat even more stable, faster and a lot more silent. Combined with new jets run on a higher efficiency the total efficiency is greatly increased – as well as the ergonomics and crew comfort.
Secure your waters
With naval warfare rapidly evolving, today's armed forces need torpedoes that are both easy to control and highly adaptable. Saab's new torpedo system now under development for the toughest environment in the world, the Baltic Sea, addresses these key challenges. Our anti-submarine warfare solution, the Saab Lightweight Torpedo (SLWT), gives you total control within the challenging littoral environments. Flexible, accurate and with unbeatable control, this Lightweight Torpedo offers best-in-class capabilities – giving you the power to secure your waters, no matter what the seas throw at you.
Acting undetected – the ultimate defence asset
Saab submarines are offering a flexible approach, meeting various needs of different navies thanks to modular design. This flexibility is also securing upgrades and modifications, making the submarines future-proof over time. Modules are designed depending on operational and tactical needs. Equipment installations can be easily accessed for maintenance and upgrades at any point in the submarine’s lifecycle.
Saab's AUV62-AT is operated by a growing number of navies worldwide who see the operational and cost benefits of an advanced at-sea ASW training system. The system can be used as a target for training surface, air and sub-surface ASW assets in any combination and can be programmed to deliver all levels of training from basic to advanced. AUV62-AT is a cost efficent solution for anti-submarine warfare training.
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