Travelling for the first time outside of its native Sweden Saab’s CB90 Next Generation, a new generation of this fast assault craft, toured the Thames visiting London landmarks. The combat boat was shown at the DSEI 2021 exhibition taking place at ExCeL London, September 2021.
Meet the new combat boat from Saab
With more than 250 boats operating worldwide, CB90 has been a success story since the first boat was commissioned. A new model of the proven concept has been launched: CB90 Next Generation.
This is a brand new boat, equipped with a lot more than its predecessors, such as improved speed, maneuverability, attack power and surveillance capabilities. The first boats of the new model has been delivered to the Swedish Navy with the designation Docksta CB 90HSM.
Development based on a proven design and operational success
The fast, all-aluminium CB90 Next Generation can effortlessly carry multiple troops and cargo, in shallow or open waters, whilst maintaining
incredible speeds and manoeuvrability.
The craft offers supreme CBRN and ballistic protection thanks to lightweight polyethylene lining and safety glass. A robust weapons platform can include stabilised turntables, smaller missile systems and remote weapon stations like Saab Trackfire, whilst a versatile and tough interior, combined with a strong bow ramp, ensure swift deployment onto unprepared beaches.
CB90 Next Generation is based on a proven design and operational success, and is transportable by land or other ship. Perfected from a basic model, additional applications include marine police, pilot, fire fighter, airport rescue, search and rescue, and environment control.
Key features of the new model:
- An 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
- New jets run on a higher efficiency, the total efficiency is greatly increased
- Improved ergonomics and crew comfort
- New combat management system and sensors for surveillance and attack power through the Trackfire system