The Polish Navy and Saab conducted a successful commissioning and sea acceptance test of the RBS15 Mk3 missiles onboard the Orkan-class fast attack craft, the company said on Tuesday.
The tests were part of the Saab’s 2006 contract with Poland for the delivery and installation of the missiles on the Orkan-class ships.
The Orkan tests confirmed the ship’s interfaces with the necessary power, combat management, and navigation systems. Testing included a simulated missile firing exercise. It concluded with sea trials of the ship carrying the full complement of eight missiles.
“We have successfully completed the sea acceptance tests for the first of three ships within the Polish Orkan-class. With the RBS15 Mk3, Poland now has an anti-ship missile that can defeat targets at a range of more than 200 km, in all weather conditions. It is an impressive offensive capability by any standard,” Stefan Öberg, head of the business unit Missile Systems within the Saab business area Dynamics, said in a statement.
Jason Howard, head of Naval Segment CEE, Market Area Europe and Greater Middle East at Saab, added, “throughout all the tests, the level of co-operation with the Polish Navy and Polish industry has been excellent. This achievement is further testament to our long term commitment to the Polish Navy and local industry and we believe there will be further opportunities such as Poland’s upcoming surface vessel requirements.”
Two remaining Orkan-class ships, the Piorun and Grom, are scheduled to undergo similar systems tests later in 2015.