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Poland orders Saab Double Eagle SAROV Unmanned Underwater Vehicle

Saab has received an order for deliveries of Double Eagle SAROV systems to be used for mine countermeasure (MCM) operations. The system will be delivered for the Polish Navy’s Kormoran II class MCM minehunters being built by a Polish Consortium. Delivery of the systems is scheduled for 2021-2022.


Saab has received an order for deliveries of Double Eagle SAROV systems to be used for mine countermeasure (MCM) operations. The system will be delivered for the Polish Navy’s Kormoran II class MCM minehunters being built by a Polish Consortium. Delivery of the systems is scheduled for 2021-2022.


Poland orders Saab Double Eagle SAROV uuv (Picture source: SAAB )


The order was placed by a member of the Consortium, the Ośrodek Badawczo-Rozwojowy Centrum Techniki Morskiej S.A (OBR CTM S.A). The Double Eagle SAROV systems delivered by Saab will be integrated towards the “SCOT” Combat Management System developed by CTM and equipped in accordance with the requirements of the Polish Navy. “Through a great relationship with CTM, we will now deliver our world-leading MCM Systems to be used by the Polish Navy. The order indicates the confidence we have from the Polish customer and we are delighted to strengthen the end-user’s capability within Mine Counter Measurements”, says Görgen Johansson, head of Saab business area Dynamics.

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 SAROV system can be equipped to operate both remotely (ROV) using a tether, or autonomously (AUV), using its onboard batteries for propulsion.

The Double Eagle SAROV's state-of-the-art design and sophisticated sensors allow it to provide multifunctional capabilities for MCM operators. The system is hydro-dynamically stable and highly reliable, providing both exceptional performance and low lifecycle cost.

The Double Eagle SAROV package enhances the capabilities of the Double Eagle family of ROVs and creates an AUV/ROV hybrid. The vehicle itself can be operated as an ROV using two different tethers. One is a thin fibre tether for real-time communication and long-range missions (>3 km) while the vehicle is powered by its internal battery. Alternatively, a combined power and communication tether can be used, with a standard length of 1,000 m for endurance missions. The package, however, enables the SAROV to be operated both with and without a tether, thereby increasing its range and versatility. The Double Eagle SAROV package have an operational depth of 300m and have a payload capacity of 250kg.