Saab has signed a contract with Thales to supply Multi-Shot Mine Neutralisation System (MuMNS) as part of the Franco-British Maritime Mine Counter Measures (MMCM) programme.
Saab will deliver mine identification and disposal systems operated from unmanned surface vessels (USVs) under the deal. These will serve with the Royal Navy and French Navy.
The order value is approximately 300 MSEK ($36.4 million) and deliveries of the first systems will take place in 2022.
“We are proud to announce our first customers of the MuMNS. It’s a great success to deliver capabilities that enable these navies to perform safer and more efficient Mine Countermeasures operations, since the operator can neutralise multiple sea mines from a safe distance,” says Görgen Johansson, head of Saab’s business area Dynamics.
MuMNS delivers a new generation of mine identification and disposal in a powerful, modular system based on proven unmanned Saab technology and Mine Countermeasures solutions. This means unparalleled operational capability with greater flexibility that significantly improves operational tempo, and reduces the cost of Mine Countermeasures operations and risk to personnel.
This order was booked during Q4 2020.