Denmark to Invest in Saab’s Double Eagle UUV
Saab Underwater Systems will upgrade all of the Royal Danish Navy’s Double Eagle UUV(unmanned underwater vehicles). The order is worth more than SEK 100 million including options (about $13.7 million). The Double Eagle Systems are remotely operated underwater vehicles used for mine hunting and other operations, and Denmark ordered Saab’s Mk.II version in the mid 1990s for use from their SF300 Standard Flex ships.
The contract includes upgrades to the electronic system and next-generation sensor systems. The upgraded Double Eagle Mk.III systems will be prepared for SAROV configuration, which means that the vehicles can be operated as fully autonomous Unmanned Underwater Vehicles. The Royal Danish Navy’s Naval Materiel Command and Saab have also agreed to collaborate on future studies, development, tests and operational improvements of the Double Eagle System, which is also being delivered to Sweden, the Netherlands and Belgium.