Saab will be demonstrating a new generation of its Combat Boat 90 (CB90) fast assault craft for the first time outside of Sweden at DSEI in London, 14-17 September.
Designed to swiftly transport marines and other forces, CB90 is renowned for the ease by which troops can rapidly get on-shore and depart again, at a beach or an awkward, elevated rocky shore. CB90 Next Generation (CB90 NG) builds on that capability and can take on different roles in the sensor and combat chain depending on the mission. CB90 NG includes a new combat management system and sensors for surveillance, ballistic protection, and further improved stealth, manoeuvrability and speed. By providing amphibious forces with multi-mission capabilities, CB90 NG is a potent means by which to project force from the sea.
“This is not an ordinary model-upgrade: it is the result of 30 years of experience from the user’s side from across the world, combined with continuous technical development,” said Anders Hellman, Vice President and Head of business unit Docksta within Saab’s business area Kockums. “The result in CB90 NG is a new platform ready to take on multiple roles.”
CB90 NG will put on a display as part of the twice-daily DSEI waterborne demonstrations outside the main hall. Visitors will have the opportunity to go aboard to learn more about its new capabilities.