Saab to deliver AUV62-AT ASW training system to undisclosed customer


Swedish defence and security company Saab has secured a contract for the delivery of the advanced anti-submarine warfare (ASW) AUV62-AT training system. 

Details about the customer have not been disclosed.

AUV62-AT is an autonomous underwater vehicle system, which is capable of facilitating the cost-efficient training of a navy’s ASW forces.

The system is an acoustic target that mimics a submarine and is compatible with any existing torpedo and ASW sonar system.

Saab Dynamics business area Underwater Systems business unit sales director Carl-Marcus Remén said: “This is further proof of AUV62-AT as the world leading system for anti-submarine warfare training.

"With the system, the customer will be able to train in a more cost-efficient way since the navy doesn't need to use its own vital assets as targets."

“With the system, the customer will be able to train in a more cost-efficient and flexible way since the navy doesn't need to use its own vital assets like submarines as ASW training targets.

“It ensures the entire ASW force can receive high-quality training from start to finish.”

AUV62-AT is also expected to replace the need for submarines as a manoeuvrable training target, and has been designed to offer a training capability for demanding customers investing in the future.

Deliveries of the system are set to take place later this year and into 2018.

The company also recently displayed and operated the AUV62-AT in the British Royal Navy's Unmanned Warrior military exercise and demonstration that took place in Scotland and Wales.