Poland has ordered more Double Eagle mine hunting semi-autonomous remotely operated vehicles (SAROV) from Sweden’s Saab.
Deliveries of the systems are scheduled to align with the arrival of new vessels for the Polish Navy during 2026 and 2027.
Double Eagle SAROV systems will carried on the Polish Navy’s three new Kormoran II-class minehunter vessels, which will deploy and operate them.
The order was signed by the Polish company Remontowa Shipbuilding S.A., who builds the second batch of the mine countermeasure (MCM) vessels.
Saab also delivered the systems for the first two MCM ships in 2021 and 2022 under a contract from 2020.
“We welcome these orders from Remontowa Shipbuilding for additional Double Eagle SAROV systems for the Polish Navy, which will enable them to conduct efficient and safe mine countermeasure operations,” says Niclas Kolmodin, head of Saab’s business unit Underwater Systems.
“These MCM vessels represent an important contract for Remontowa Shipbuilding as well as an important statement and reinforcement of Poland’s national security in a fast-changing world. Saab has already successfully delivered and commissioned its Double Eagle systems to us for the first three vessels in the Kormoran II program,” says Dariusz Jaguszewski, commercial director at Remontowa Shipbuilding S.A.
Used by several navies around the world, the Double Eagle family consists of a selection of underwater vehicles for MCM operations. Different vehicle configurations and payload integration options offer a solution for a range of scenarios, including search, identification to mine neutralization.