Sapphires  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): November 2007
Total Production: ?
Origin: Sweden
Corporations: Saab
Parent System: Sapphires
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): November 2007
Total Production: ?
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Description: The Sapphires is an unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) being developed by Saab Underwater Systems as a demonstrator for the next generation of autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV). The Sapphires is equipped with a high definition sonar to see through the bottom sediments and GPS-based navigation system. The vehicle can be used either in over water mode or fully submerged. Saab reported that the Sapphires AUV was used for the first time during a police murder investigation in November 2007.

Sapphires Specifications

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CEP: Circular Error Probable
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