LINKOPING, Sweden, May 30 (UPI) -- Autonomous Underwater Vehicle systems worth $22.1 are being delivered to an unidentified customer by Swedish defense company Saab.
The AUV62s will be in a target training configuration for anti-submarine warfare. Deliveries of the systems will take place next year, the company said.
"The AUV62 is a competent and advanced system that will enhance and strengthen the customer's underwater capabilities," said Gorgen Johansson, senior vice president and head of Saab's Dynamics business unit. "We are, of course, very satisfied to have been able to secure yet another order for the system."
The AUV62s, with acoustic payloads, will mimic submarines in a way compatible with any torpedo and sonar system on the market.
When outfitted with a Synthetic Aperture Sonar payload, it is an efficient system for mine search, reconnaissance and seabed mapping.
"With the AUV62, Saab offers a state-of-the-art Autonomous Underwater System for demanding customers investing in the future," Saab said.