The Polish Navy is set to receive the Double Eagle remotely operated vehicle systems for mine countermeasure operations from Swedish defense company Saab.
The systems will be fielded by the navy’s new Kormoran II class minehunters. The lead ship, ORP Kormoran, was commissioned in November 2017, while the sister ship ORP Albatros was launched last year.
Saab is scheduled to deliver the ROVs between 2021 and 2022.
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 ROV systems will be integrated towards the “SCOT” combat management system developed by CTM and equipped in accordance with the requirements of the Polish Navy. The Double Eagle can be equipped to operate both remotely (ROV) using a tether, or autonomously (AUV), using its onboard batteries for propulsion.
“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 countermeasures”, said Görgen Johansson, head of Saab business area Dynamics.