Next Generation Boat Marries New Features to Established Capabilities
Saab will show a new generation of its Combat Boat 90 (CB90) assault craft at DSEI 2021 in London later this month.
Designed to swiftly transport marines and special forces, the CB90 NG [Next Generation] features new capabilities in addition to those for which the craft is already known, such as the ease of boarding and disembarking, even on awkward shorelines. CB90 NG builds on this capability and, depending on the mission, can take on different roles in the sensor and combat chain. It includes a new combat management system and surveillance sensors, ballistic protection, and further improved stealth, manoeuvrability and speed. By providing amphibious forces with multi-mission capabilities, CB90 NG is an even more 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. The result in CB90 NG is a new platform ready to take on multiple roles,” stated Anders Hellman, VP and Head of Saab/Kockums’ Docksta business unit.
At DSEI the CB90 NG on display – which will participate in the twice-daily waterborne demonstration during the exhibition – was was recently delivered to the Swedish Navy, with the designation Docksta CB 90HSM. It is representative of how the boat is customised to meet a customer’s specific requirements.