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Saab Signs Contract on MuMNS for Franco-British Maritime Mine Counter Measures (MMCM) Programme


Saab Signs Contract on MuMNS for Franco-British Maritime Mine Counter Measures (MMCM) Programme

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Saab has received the first order from prime contractor Thales, acting as System Integrator of the end to end solution, for the Multi-Shot Mine Neutralisation System (MuMNS). The order value is approximately 300 MSEK and deliveries of the first systems will take place in 2022.The order received from Thales is part of the Franco-British Maritime Mine Counter Measures (MMCM) programme, where Saab will deliver state-of-the-art mine identification and disposal systems operated from unmanned surface vessels. These will serve with the Royal Navy and French Navy.

“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.

The Multi-Shot Mine Neutralisation System (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. It can be used in a variety of roles, including operational mine and historical ordnance clearance, mine investigation and underwater demolitions.

The vehicle is effective against a wide range of conventional underwater ordnance including buoyant and ground mines and can be adapted to counter less conventional targets. The MuMNS system comprises an ROV equipped with up to three Mine Neutralisation System (MNS) charges, surface unit, Launch and Recovery System (LARS), winch with tether and a control position. The vehicle utilizes a shaped charge for high order target detonation. The charge is attached to the target by the vehicle and command detonated once the vehicle is clear.

Saab Multi-Shot Mine Neutralisation System (MuMNS)
Saab Multi-Shot Mine Neutralisation System (MuMNS)

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