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Underwater mine warfare can put lives at risk and cause serious damage to valuable assets. Our Double Eagle family cost-effectively ensures safe and reliable Mine Countermeasure (MCM) operations.

With safety in mind

Modern mine reconnaissance and mine disposal demand a multifunctional Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) that can operate in extreme environments and cope with advanced mines.

Double Eagle

Our Double Eagle family is well-proven and used by navies around the world. The Double Eagle family consists of three configurations and mission unique payloads for a wide range of MCM operations. 

The vehicles can be launched from any type of ship, from the shore, or from a craft of opportunity. The system can be housed in a standard container, making it deployable across a variety of platforms.

Double Eagle MkII/MkIII

Double Eagle Mk2
Double Eagle
The robust design, modulatory and short turnaround time make MkII/MkIII highly cost-effective and the best choice for mine detection and disposal.

Remotely operated, our MkII/MkIII systems enables safer and more efficient MCM operations. Tailored for either mine disposal or mine recognizance missions, the MkII/MkIII vehicle base configurations covers multiple aspects of MCM operations.

MkII/MkIII can be housed in a standard container, making it deployable across a variety of platforms.

Double Eagle SAROV

The SAROV brings autonomous capability to the Double Eagle family. In the SAROV configuration the vehicle can be used as an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) for detection, classification and identification, and as an ROV for mine disposal.

Our Double Eagle SAROV is a safe, versatile and cost-efficient hybrid system.

SAROV's robust design and mission modularity offers exceptional mission range and endurance, making it suitable for a variety of missions, including:

  • Mine disposal operations
  • Identification operations
  • Detection of underwater objects
  • Underwater surveys
  • Rapid Environment Assessments (REA)

The vehicle can be operated as an ROV using two different tethers. One is a thin fiber optic tether for real-time communication on long-range missions (>3 km) with power supplied by an internal battery. The other is a combined power and communication tether, with a standard length of 1,000 m for endurance demanding missions. The SAROV can also be operated without a tether, increasing its range and versatility.

DAMDIC Mine Disposal Charge

Double Eagle DAMIC

DAMDIC is a medium size mine disposal charge (MDC) for use from ROVs, such as the Double Eagle. The DAMDIC is designed for precision laying and based on the bulk charge principle.

The DAMDIC was developed with the highest possible safety in mind, it does not contain batteries or other energy sources and can only be detonated when submerged. Even after being deployed, the DAMDIC can be safely recovered by divers.

Thanks to the specially developed fins and a dynamical sight system which calculates the precise drop point, the operator can drop the charge from a distance up to several meters from the mine.

In order to train operators, the DAMDIC is available in a training variant, where the blast charge is replaced by a float and a retrieval wire.

Double Eagle

Did you know...

Saab's Double Eagle family includes a selection of underwater vehicles for mine countermeasure operations. With different vehicle configurations and payload integration, there is a solution for every scenario. Here are some more facts you may not already know.

  • The “Double” in Double Eagle comes from double hull as the vehicle’s predecessor had only one hull
  • Thousands of mines have been disposed by Double Eagles over the years
  • The rotor magnets in the thrusters are matched to get lowest possible magnetic signature
More than 70 Double Eagle vehicles have been delivered to navies around the world.

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