U.S. Navy to evaluate Saab's anti-submarine warfare system through FCT program
WASHINGTON. U.S. Navy officials will evaluate Saab's anti-submarine warfare (ASW) training system, the AUV62-AT, through the Foreign Comparative Testing (FCT) Program. The demonstration is planned for summer 2018, with an option to continue testing into 2019.
Navy officials are investigating a replacement to its current ASW training system for its Undersea Warfare Training Range. “With submarine usage on the rise, anti-submarine warfare training is more crucial than ever. Some of today’s submarines are armed with heavyweight torpedoes that can destroy a massive vessel rather than simply disable it. AUV62-AT prepares operators for this threat,” says Görgen Johansson, Senior Vice President and head of Saab´s Business Area Dynamics.
The AUV62-AT is an artificial acoustic system that mimics a submarine. The system package trains operators in submarine surveillance, detection, identification, classification, and target engagement.