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Surface Navy 2018: USN looks to AUV62-AT for interim ASW training

11th January 2018 - 11:48 GMT | by Richard Thomas in Washington DC


The US Navy is looking at Saab’s AUV62-AT submarine training platform as an interim solution ahead of any programme to replace its existing and increasingly obsolete Mk30 Mod 1 systems.

A follow on from the Mod 1 – the similarly named Mod 2 – was cancelled after several years of development leaving the service reliant on its original ageing system.

In a statement release on 9 November, Saab revealed that it would demonstrate its AUV62-AT, which uses acoustics to mimic submarine threats. The demonstration, due to take place at the US AUTEC training area, is planned for the summer, with

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Richard Thomas


Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas is the Senior Editor, Naval at Shephard Media. Richard joined the company in …

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