GDA 2019: Saab presents its combat and patrol crafts
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Sweden company Saab is present at GDA 2019, the International Gulf Defense - Aerospace - Homeland Security Exhibition taking place in Kuwait from the 10 to 12 December 2019. Among various products (sensors, radars, ...) , Saab showcased combat and patrol crafts.
Saab stand at GDA 2019 (Picture source Army Recognition)
Interceptor Craft 16 M
The IC 16 M all-alluminium patrol craft, developped from the CB90 with Swedish Navy support, has low resistance despite carrying impressive loads, including many trops and weapons.
The sound insulated wheelhouse aft serves as a good working environment for the crew and the visibility is excellent around the horizon, despite the low profile. Accommodation is arranged for a crew of four to six with two single cabins, one two / four man cabin, pantry, mess-room and toilet.
The low radar profile of the new IC 16 M, together with its extreme speed resources and maneuverability, makes it a most powerful platform for police / security operations.
With a speed capability of + 50 knots it’s a truly High Speed Craft, but it is not a racing machine. It retains the ruggedness and reliability that are the trademarks of all Dockstavarvet designs.
The IC 16.5 M -serie, with extreme speed resources and maneuverability, makes it a most powerful platform for police / security operations.
With a speed capability of + 50 knots they are truly High Speed Crafts, but they are not racing machines. They retains the ruggedness and reliability that are the trademarks of all Dockstavarvet designs.
IC 16.5M High Speed Patrol craft (Picture source: Army Recognition)
Combat Boat CB 90 H - fast assault craft
The Combat Boat 90 H is an all aluminium fast assault craft, heavily reinforced for forceful landing on unprepared beaches.
Capable of transporting 20 soldiers and cargo at more than 20 knots Advanced logistics down to nuts and bolts. The boat is built in a fully developed serial production system employing six workstations with a capacity to deliver one new unit every 3rd week. The combination of timing, advanced logistics and a skilful production team, with very a close and tight relationship between CAD engineers and the production people, is enhanced by an ISO 9001 QA system.
The craft offers supreme CBRN and ballistic prrotection thanks to lightweight polyethylene lining and safety glass.
A robust weapons platform can include stabilised turntables, smaller missile systems and remote weapon stations like Saab Trackfire, whilst a
Combat Boat CB 90 H (Picture source: Saab)
Interceptor Craft 20 M
To meet a need for a larger model to serve as both a fast interceptor and a landing craft / troop carrier , Saab now presents the 20 M. The hall-welded allumuminium IC 20M is incrediblyversatile, with multiple layouts, such as patrol, troop transport, hybrid, SSR and ambulance,
The IC20 M, is based on Docksta’s well proven CB90H and IC 16M/IC19 M and long standing experience in fast Police/Patrol Craft. The IC20 M have a noise level in the wheelhouse of 63 db(A) at a cruising speed of 40 knots which is unique in fast patrol boats of this size. The craft offers 6 g acceleration and sea state 4 without speed reduction.
The IC 20M can also carry immense loads alongside the chance to add accommodation for longer endurance and comfort, reinforcing it as a truly variable vessel.
IC 20M (Picture source: Saab)