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Saab logs Sabertooth AUV order

29th January 2018 - 13:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Saab has received a contract to deliver its Sabertooth autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) to an unnamed oil and gas customer.

The order encompasses a number of Sabertooth units as the first vehicles of a planned fleet. Saab will work with the customer to further develop the AUV’s capabilities in the field of subsea inspection, maintenance and repair, survey and intervention operations.

Deliveries will take place during 2018.

Sabertooth can be operated in both fully autonomous (AUV) and tethered (remotely operated) modes, enabling fully flexible dual operations from one platform. The vehicle’s capability can be applied across the range of subsea operations from site investigation surveys through to decommissioning support.

Görgen Johansson, head of Saab´s business area Dynamics, said: ‘We are pleased to have received this order for an initial number of systems. For us it is definitely a break-through to win a Sabertooth order from a leading company operating within the oil and gas domain. We will work closely together with the customer as they implement the system and we look forward to supporting them with their strategic focus and continued growth.

‘The customer will take huge steps into the future with the way they are going to operate this system. We will make sure that the system develops in order to meet new demands from end-users.'

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