Saab joins Unmanned Warrior with anti-sub and anti-IED vehicles

Swedish defense and security company Saab announced it would take part in the Royal Navy’s Unmanned Warrior exercise with an anti-submarine warfare training system and a waterborne anti-IED vehicle.

Unmanned Warrior is a multinational event, held in Scotland and Wales between October 10 and 21, which will see around 40 companies and organisations, showing off their latest technological developments within maritime autonomous systems in a tactically representative environment.

Saab said it would will demonstrate the anti-submarine warfare AUV62-AT, an acoustic target that replicates the active and passive signature of a submarine, and its newly launched anti-IED (Improvised Explosive Device) underwater robot, Sea Wasp, which will operate as part of the Royal Navy´s Fleet Diving Squadron.

”The AUV62-AT is the worlds most advanced anti-submarine warfare (ASW) training system. It ensures the entire ASW force can receive high quality training from start to finish. The Sea Wasp will be allocated to the Royal Navy´s Diving teams operating in Loch Goil where it will be used for search missions of harbours and counter underwater IED and mine threats,” says Anne-Marie Vösu, head of Saab’s business unit Underwater Systems.

Unmanned Warrior participants will take part in a series of themed activities including mine-hunting, sea surveying, submarine simulation and fleet reconnaissance. The exercise will help inform the Royal Navy’s future capability planning and demonstrate how the systems being showcased deliver maritime situational awareness.