Defence to get new Saab anti-submarine training target

Defence will invest in a new anti-submarine training system provided by Saab Australia.

The $11 million acquisition is for an AUV62-AT, an Intermediate Anti-Submarine Warfare Target. Defence industry minister Linda Reynolds said the training target would provide a “highly realistic live training scenarios for submariners, aviators and surface vessel combat teams.”

“This capability will improve the ADF’s Anti Submarine Warfare proficiencies for more complex operations and environments.”

Navy would partner with Saab on delivery of the system, “providing opportunities for local industry to contribute to the project” according to Reynolds. This would include support and management, repair and maintenance of the system. BlueZone Group is named as among potential participants in this.
Saab describes the AUV62-AT as an adaptable training platform, with a transducer tail mirroring the the physical properties of a submarine “so as to provide realistic training, including ASW torpedo firing.”
Picture: Saab
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