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Saab North America launches Sea Wasp

19th May 2016 - 09:40 GMT | by Scott Gourley in National Harbor


After prior display at various exhibitions, Saab North America used the Sea-Air-Space 2016 event to ‘officially’ launch its Sea Wasp underwater anti-IED robot.

Sea Wasp addresses multiple challenges associated with underwater explosive devices planted in harbor environments, according to Jon Kaufmann, VP for naval programme business development at Saab North America.

He said that the Sea Wasp design addressed an identified requirement that emerged ‘about two years ago’ in a broad agency announcement (BAA) from the Combatting Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO), which operates under the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations/Low Intensity Conflict.

‘They wanted an ROV …

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