Polish Navy, Saab Test Missiles aboard Orkan-Class Vessels

Defence and security company Saab and the Polish Navy have conducted a successful commissioning and sea acceptance test of the RBS15 Mk3 onboard three Orkan-class fast attack craft.

The tests were part of Saab’s 2006 contract with Poland for the delivery of RBS15 Mk3 missiles, and their installation on the Orkan-class ships.

The tests, with the lead-vessel-in-class Orkan, validated all the ship’s interfaces with the necessary power, combat management and navigation systems. Testing included a simulated missile firing exercise, and concluded with sea trials when the ship carried its full complement of eight missiles. The customer has now demonstrated its ability to equip and operate these vessels with their maximum missile load.

Polish Navy, Saab Test Missiles aboard Orkan-Class Vessels2

Stefan Öberg, head of business unit Missile Systems within Saab business area Dynamics, said:

With the RBS15 Mk3, Poland now has an anti-ship missile that can defeat targets at a range of more than 200 km, in all weather conditions.

The two remaining Orkan class ships: Piorun and Grom, are scheduled to undergo similar systems tests later in 2015.

Press release, Image: Saab