Saab will support Poland’s Double Eagle systems

According to a press release published by Saab on March 29, 2021, the firm has signed a contract with the Gdynia Naval Port Command to deliver integrated logistics support for Double Eagle Mk III and Double Eagle SAROV systems. The contract's value is PLN 14.7 million, and it will be will be executed in the years 2021-2023. The scope of deliveries in individual years will include the supply of spare parts, special tools, technical documentation and training.
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The signed contract is an extension of the existing service for Double Eagle Mk III and Double Eagle SAROV systems dedicated for MCM operations. Double Eagle Mk III was installed on board the first ORP "Kormoran II" ship, while the SAROV systems will be installed on the subsequent ships built under the Kormoran II program.

"We are proud that Saab will maintain and ensure full operational readiness of Double Eagle systems installed on Polish Navy ships. Poland is committed to state-of-the-art technology and safety solutions, and we are happy to continue to be part of this process," said Jyrki Kujansuu, President of Saab Technologies Poland, VP and Head of Poland & Baltic States Country Unit.

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, from reconnaissance to mine neutralisation. For example the Double Eagle SAROV system can be equipped to operate both as a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) using a tether and independently as an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) using its own battery-powered propulsion batteries.

Saab’s Double Eagle SAROV is a versatile mine countermeasure system offering efficiency in MCM operations ranging from mine reconnaissance to mine disposal.

The Double Eagle Mark III is 80 centimeters (31 in) longer and 130 kilograms (290 lb) heavier than its predecessor, Mark II.