SAES presents at Indo Defence its solutions for maritime security and underwater defence

SAES is participating in one of the greatest Defence exhibitions in South-East Asia: Indo Defence 2022, which takes place from 2nd to 5th November in Jakarta. SAES presents its latest systems in underwater security, measurement and protection at the show, and will host a conference on smart naval mines.

SAES is taking part in the Indo Defence international exhibition in Jakarta from 2nd to 5th November, organised by the Indonesia Ministry of Defence, with the participation of 59 countries.

Además, la compañía está manteniendo reuniones B2B con diversas A mockup of SAES smart naval mine, MINEA, is being showcased at the SAES booth, where B2B meetings are being held with companies and delegations of South-East Asian countries. Most of the interest is shown in SAES solutions on maritime security, underwater measurements as well as surveillance and protection of ports and critical infrastructures at sea.

MINEA conference

The programme of events at Indo Defence includes a conference by SAES on the 4th November at 11 AM with an overall introduction of the company, followed by a more in-depth presentation of the MINEA smart naval mines.

SAES is developing its products focusing on a constant innovation process in order to face the new trends and challenges in naval war. SAES naval mines can be activated by magnetic, electric or acoustic influences, thus improving its efficiency to protect and control strategic areas, straits, channels and other maritime zones.

Memorandum of Understanding with Indonesian companies

SAES has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with two Indonesian companies, to join for common synergies within the country in the field of maritime security.

The MOU signature has been formalised in presence of the Indonesian Defence Minister, Prabowo Subianto, and the Spanish Ambassador to the Indonesian Republic, Francisco Aguilera Aranda.

SAES present at Euronaval 2022 its capabilities in underwater measurement and maritime security

Euronaval 2022 is the world’s largest naval exhibition and it takes place in Paris Le Bourget from 18th to 21st October 2022. It brings together the navies from many countries around the globe as well as the most important companies within the naval sector. SAES takes part in Euronaval together with Navantia to present its capabilities in underwater acoustics and electronics in relation to underwater measurement, security and solutions.

This week is taking place in Paris the world’s largest naval exhibition: Euronaval 2022, bringing together the navies from numerous countries around the world as well as the most important companies within the naval sector. SAES is an international leader in underwater acoustics and electronics, and it is taking part in Euronaval 2022 together with Navantia. There are 480 exhibitors and more than 140 official delegations.

SAES present at Euronaval 2022 its capabilities in underwater measurement and maritime security.

SAES is presenting its capabilities in the following three areas: engineering and underwater technology systems; maritime security; and special operations.

In underwater signature measurement and ASW (anti-submarine warfare), SAES has developed the MIRS, SPAS and DISOUROS systems.

The Multi Influence Range System (MIRS) for surface vessels and submarines provides, simulatenously, real measurements of magnetic, electric, pressure, acoustic, and seismic influences.

SPAS is an acoustic sonobuoy processor for detecting, locating and tracking underwater threats from aerial platforms. It incorporates the most advanced acoustic processing techniques for all types of passive and active sonobuoys, implemented both analogically and digitally. The SPAS is fully operational in different countries and different platforms such as the P-3B Orion or the C-295 aircrafts.

DISOUROS is a powerful and advanced acoustic processor for detecting, locating and tracking submarine threats from combat ships using a low-frequency dipping sonar and passive sonobuoys. It provides multistatic processing and interoperability between the different ASW platforms involved: corvettes, frigates, helicopters, MPA aircrafts.

Special Operations

SAES has more than 30 years’ experience in the naval sector, developing smart naval mines such as the MINEA (equipped with multiple sensors) and naval mines for special forces. MINEA is a modern system with high detection and multi influence signature processing capabilities.

MINEA naval mines are the most advanced smart marine mines manufactured today. They are intended for training minesweeper crews to provide deeper insight to mine hunting and neutralisation techniques.

SAES technology is being used by naval forces and Navies around the world, including platforms used in naval warfare such as minesweepers, frigates, submarines, maritime patrol aircrafts, anti-submarine warfare helicopters and UXV vehicles.

SAES participates in Cansec, the Canadian benchmark exhibition in defence and security

Cansec, the Canadian exhibition organised by the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI), is being held on the 1st and 2nd June in Ottawa. SAES attends the event with its local partner, MKDS Training, a company with SAES ‘MINEA Sea Mines’ exercise platform included among its solutions on simulation and military training.

SAES attends Cansec 2022, Canada’s largest global defence and security exhibition on the 1st and 2nd June in Ottawa, together with its Canadian partner, MKDS Training.

Since its first edition in 1998, Cansec has become Canada’s benchmark exhibition in the defence and security industry. The event is organised by the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI), bringing together 306 exhibitors in 825 business-to-business meetings, 55 international delegations and government officials from across the globe.

SAES, together with MKDS Training, is presenting its MINEA system capabilities: a modern system with high capacity on detection and signal processing of the multi-influence signature.

SAES smart naval mines are the most advanced smart marine mines that are produced today. They are intended for training minesweeper crews to improve their know-how on mine detection and neutralisation techniques.

There are three models specifically designed for the different depths and characteristics of shallow and deep waters: moored mines, shallow-water mines and cylindrical bottom mines. MINEA naval mines provide MCM crews a safe training experience that allows them to successfully perform MCM operations at sea.

SAES participates with MKDS Training in Cansec 2022
MKDS exhibits SAES’ MINEA mines at the Canadian Cansec trade show

SAES presents its products for ship signature control in Navalia, the International Shipbuilding Exhibition at Vigo, Spain

SAES takes part together with Navantia in the 8th edition of Navalia (24-26 May 2022), one of the main shipbuilding and maritime sector exhibitions in Southern Europe. SAES, specialised in underwater acoustics, is showing its underwater measurement systems for the civil sector.

Navalia, the International Shipbuilding Exhibition, brings together every two years the most relevant governmental institutions for the sector and for national and international trading. More than 14 years of work and 7 editions of the show later, Navalia has become the most important naval exhibition in Spain and one of the top three in Southern Europe. It is also a global event accommodating every sector of this industry: shipyards, ship operators, naval engineering, equipment manufacturers and suppliers.

SAES has more than 30 years of naval industry experience and it provides high-tec solutions for both the military and civil sectors, including defence and security of critical infrastructures.

At Navalia 2022 SAES is showing its products on underwater signature measurement and analysis, such as the SDH (Smart Digital Hydrophone) or the MIRS (portable multi-influence signature measurement system for ships and submarines) which simultaneously provides real measurements of the following influences: magnetic, electric, pressure, acoustic, and seismic.

As well as underwater measurement systems, SAES also provides engineering services such as the control of acoustic, magnetic and electric signatures of vessels, applying its wide experience on military ships to the maritime civil and naval industry. These services include studies on the initial stages of ship designing, the monitoring of signatures during the whole manufacturing process (in close collaboration with the shipyard), as well as the final measurement of the vessel radiated noise once the ship is out of the shipyard.

These solutions are applied for scientific and environmental studies, as well as to verify the levels of underwater noise (acoustic, magnetic, and electric) caused by maritime traffic, offshore construction activities, oil and gas extraction platforms and offshore wind farms, among others, as well as any installation or activity that may introduce energy into the marine environment.

Underwater protection of critical infrastructures

In the field of security, SAES provides systems for underwater protection of critical infrastructures such as ports, offshore installations, fish farming (aquaculture), etc. For instance, systems such as SAES diver detection sonar system (DDS-03, available to see at Navalia), allows the protection of infrastructures from underwater threats (divers, submarine vehicles, etc.).

SAES underwater deterrent system (called DES) complements the system SAES underwater deterrent system (called DES) complements the system allowing action against intruder divers by sending audible messages to alert them. Both systems (DDS-03 and DES) can be permanently installed at the dock, from anchoring vessels or even from surveillance vehicles (including unmanned vehicles USV/UUV) in order to broaden its range of application.

Besides its solutions based on active sonars, SAES can also apply its know-how on acoustic, electric, and magnetic sensors to offer a complete and integrated underwater protection to any infrastructure that may require it.

SAES shows its underwater surveillance and protection of critical infrastructures at TECNOSEC, the first exhibition on technology and security in Madrid

SAES participates in TECNOSEC, 1st Exhibition & Congress of High Police, Security and Intelligence Technologies that is held in Madrid on 11-12 May. In the field of security and protection of critical infrastructures, SAES presents its diver detection sonar system (DDS-03) as well as its underwater deterrent system (DES).

The first edition of TECNOSEC (11-12 May) gathers more than a hundred of national and international companies from different Institutions and Police Forces and Critical Infrastructures at the Pabellon de Cristal in Madrid. The event is organised by APTIE (Spanish association to promote technologies and strategic industries), with the collaboration of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the intelligence and enforcement services of Spain.

As a global scenario for security interoperability, TECNOSEC address the new framework for physical and logical security of critical infrastructures.

Underwater protection of critical infrastructures

In the field of security, SAES know-how is at the service of underwater protection of critical infrastructures such as ports, offshore installations, fish farming (aquaculture), etc. For instance, systems such as SAES diver detection sonar system (called DDS-03), allows the protection of infrastructures from underwater threats (divers, submarine vehicles, etc.).

SAES underwater deterrent system (called DES) complements the system allowing action against intruder divers by sending audible messages to alert them. Both systems (DDS-03 and DES) can be permanently installed at the dock, from anchoring vessels or even from surveillance vehicles (including unmanned vehicles USV/UUV) in order to broaden its range of application.

Besides its solutions based on active sonars, SAES can also apply its know-how on acoustic, electric, and magnetic sensors to offer a complete and integrated underwater protection to any infrastructure that may require it.

SAES shows its underwater surveillance and protection of critical infrastructures at TECNOSEC
SAES shows its underwater surveillance and protection of critical infrastructures at TECNOSEC

SAES presents its solutions in defence and underwater measurement at INDO PACIFIC 2022

The International Maritime Exposition INDO PACIFIC 2022 is held from 10th to 12th May in Sydney. SAES attends the event alongside Navantia Australia and it will be presenting its solutions in Naval Mines, ASW systems, protection of critical infrastructures, coastal protection, as well as signature measurement systems.

SAES attends the International Maritime Exposition INDO PACIFIC 2022  alongside its partner Navantia Australia, from the 10th to the 12th of May at the International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney).

INDO PACIFIC 2022 is the premier event of the maritime industry in Australia and, for the first time since 2019, it is gathering commercial maritime and naval defence suppliers to decision-makers from around the world: more than 35 countries will be represented.

SAES is presenting at INDO PACIFIC 2022 its latest developments in smart naval mines such as the MINEA, equipped with multiple sensors, as well as the MILA, designed for special forces operations.

MINEA, the advanced exercise naval mines designed and manufactured by SAES, are designed to measure the real detectability of naval platforms at sea. It is a modern system with high capacity for detection and multi-influence signature signal processing.

SAES is also presenting its ASW systems for naval and aerial platforms, critical infrastructures and protection of underwater environment, as well as SAES technology for underwater signature measurements for submarines and vessels (MIRS and DEWARS systems, designed to obtain the acoustic, magnetic, electric, seismic and pressure signatures of vessels).

SAES takes part in the UPCT employment forum

SAES is one of the engineering companies in Cartagena that took part yesterday in the ‘Employment Forum 2022’ organised by the employment and internships service at the Polytechnic University of Cartagena (UPCT) in cooperation with the ENAE business school. SAES Director of Human Resources, Esther Corbalán, had the opportunity to talk about SAES recruitment needs as well as the more demanded profiles, in her speech to students

The UPCT Employment Forum took part yesterday at the Faculty of Business Sciences building, with the participation of more than 30 companies from the Region of Murcia, including SAES. Beatriz Miguel, Rector of the Polytechnic University of Cartagena (UPCT), mentioned during the event that 23% of students conducting internships last year have been employed by the same company where they received their training.

“There is no greater reward than secure a job that I love even before finishing my studies,” explains Raúl Conesa, student at the Industrial Engineering School, recruited by SAES right after his training.

Raúl Conesa, along with Lucía Francoso, Álvaro Hernández or Sebastián Cánovas were some of the young engineers graduated at the UPCT that have been recently recruited by SAES. They have also taken part in the Employment Forum 2022, sharing their professional experiences with other young engineers who have just graduated at the UPCT.

The most demanded profiles at SAES

SAES Director of Human Resources, Esther Corbalán, gave a speech about SAES recruitment needs as well as the most demanded profiles in the company. These profiles are related to technology, innovation and defence & security systems, to cover engineering vacancies of signal processing, specification and tests, and software development.

According to Esther Corbalán, “SAES is a very attractive company because of its know-how on underwater technology, as well as its great multidisciplinary team of highly-qualified STEM professionals, allowing employees to develop in different areas of the company.”

At the end of the event, Esther Corbalán explained that “this kind of activities are very positive for students as it allows them to discover what careers or internships possibilities are more interesting to them. As companies, events as this one help us discover talent and it is also an opportunity to show them what we can offer.”

SAES has almost 90% of STEM professionals in its staff, including those graduated on Telematic or Telecommunications Engineering as well as Industrial Engineering with its different specialisations.

Eguermin, Naval Mine Warfare school and NATO Centre of Excellence, visits SAES

Eguermin, the Naval Mine Warfare school and NATO Centre of Excellence (located in Ostend Naval Base, Belgium) visits SAES facilities for a third time as part of their training programme. Navy officials from Belgium, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, United States and Norway have been able to gain first-hand knowledge of the SAES products on underwater defence.

The delegation visiting SAES consisted of 16 members of Eguermin from a variety of countries (Belgium, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, United States and Norway), along with the MCM (Maritime Mine Countermeasure) Forces  Commander, Navy Captain José Miguel Maiquez Lax.

SAES, with facilities in Cartagena (headquarters) and San Fernando (Cádiz), is the leading company for the Spanish Navy on underwater acoustics, and it is also at the international forefront on the development and manufacturing of underwater multi-influence signature measurement systems as well as exercise naval mines.

The Eguermin delegation was welcomed by SAES General Manager, Victoria Ruiz, who gave them a brief presentation of the company and gave them a plaque of appreciation for their visit: one to Commander Evert de Boer (Eguermin School) and another one to MCM Forces  Commander, Navy Captain José Miguel Maiquez Lax. Following the welcome speech, Eguermin Navy officials attended a briefing with presentations on SAES business lines and underwater defence products such as MILA, MINEA, and its associated developments. Then they visited SAES workshops and labs in the facilities located in La Palma industrial site.

Visiting SAES for a third time

NATO Naval Mine Warfare and Centre of Excellence ‘Eguermin’ is visiting SAES for the third time, following those of 2016 and 2018, including central headquarters, workshops and labs. Two limpet naval mine mockups (MILA) developed by SAES are being exhibited in Eguermin, the Naval Mine Warfare School where NATO officials are trained.

Eguermin was created in 1965 as a Belgian-Dutch Naval Mine Warfare School and in 2006 was accredited by the North Atlantic Council as a NATO Naval Mine Warfare Centre of Excellence, both located in the same naval base.

SAES products on underwater defence

MINEA is the most advanced multi-influence naval mines today. It develops several types of mines (moored, shallow water and cylindrical bottom) both in combat and exercise versions.

MINEA Naval Mines are equipped with sensors for detection and processing of the magnetic, electric, pressure, acoustic and seismic signatures. MINEA Exercise version are available for training purposes and for gathering intelligence information through the measuring and recording of ship signatures.

MILA is a smart limpet mine that incorporates a programmable detonation system. It can be attached to the hull by a diver, or it can be used as a demolition charge. Its conical shape and low weight in water endow the mine with a low hydrodynamic resistance being easy to be carried by divers.

Eguermin visits SAES
Eguermin visits SAES
Eguermin visits SAES
Eguermin visits SAES
Eguermin visits SAES
Eguermin visits SAES

SAES participates in the World Defense Show in Saudi Arabia with Navantia

SAES has presented its products for the naval platform detection in the first edition of the World Defense Show: MIRS, the multi-influence signature measurement system; and MINEA, the most advanced smart naval mines manufactured today. SAES has also met representatives of the Saudi industry to start a collaboration on the development of antisubmarine solutions.

SAES has exhibited along with Navantia in the first edition of the World Defense Show (WDS 2022), held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, from 6th to 9th March, presenting its products on underwater security and defence for both civilian and military markets.

WDS2022 is an international event to showcase the latest technological developments from around the globe. SAES is the only Spanish company specialised on underwater acoustics and electronics. It provides high-tech systems for all types of naval defence platforms such as minesweepers, frigates, submarines, maritime patrol aircrafts (MPAs), ASW helicopters and unmanned vehicles (UXV).

SAES at WDS
Javier Rodrigo, Head of the Maritime Security Line, and Alejandro Rejas, Responsible of the Defense Market, representing SAES at the World Defense Show

SAES solutions for naval platform detection

SAES has presented in the World Defense Show its products for the naval platform detection, such as MIRS (the multi-influence signature measure system), which provides high-precision measurements in real time; and MINEA, the most advanced naval mines manufactured today, which measures the real observability of naval platforms at sea.

MIRS is a multi-influence signature measurement system for surface and submarine vessels which simultaneously measures the acoustic, electrical, magnetic, pressure and seismic influences. Since this is a portable station, it can be used in any scenario and with multiple objectives: for obtaining the vessel’s signature in a real scenario, used on a fixed station, as a discreet way of obtaining intelligence in strategic areas, routine signature checks or prior to a mission.

MINEA, the exercise naval mines manufactured by SAES, are used to measure the real detectability of naval platforms at sea. It is a modern system with high capacity for detection and multi-influence signature signal processing.

SAES collaboration with the Saudi industry

SAES has contributed in the Navantia (Spain) and Saudi Arabia corvette programme by developing the NAVANTIS CIC combat system and the simulation software for the towed array sonar. SAES is currently giving training to the Saudi crew in sonars, general acoustics, and sound propagation.

During WDS 2022, SAES has also met representatives of the Saudi industry to start a collaboration on the development of antisubmarine solutions in Saudi Arabia.

SAES also was invited to the reception event hosted by the Spanish Embassador to Saudi Arabia, Jorge Hevia Sierra, to the Spanish companies participating in the World Defense Show.

Special mention among the authorities who attended the event shouold be made of the Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism, Ms. Reyes Maroto; the Secretary of State for Defence, Ms. Esperanza Casteleiro; and Admiral Mr. Aniceto Rosique (Directorate-General of Arms and Materiel). They all enjoyed a pleasant meeting with all representatives of the Spanish Defence industry.

SAES attends the Navantia assignment of the tactical submarine simulator SIMTAC S80 for the Spanish Navy

The Tactical Submarine Simulator S80 allows tactical training for the Spanish Navy crew, and it has been installed in the Submarine School inside the Military Arsenal building in Cartagena. The acoustical simulation developed by SAES interacts with the Integrated Nucleus of the Combat System (ICSC) developed by Navantia Sistemas. This system replaces the previous interaction with real acoustic environment

The agreement for the temporary assignment of the Tactical Submarine Simulator (SIMTAC) S80 has been signed in the Submarine School located in the Cartagena Naval Base on Monday 20th December by Germán Romero (Navantia) and Captain Aurelio Fernández, Director of Submarine School, on behalf of both the Ministry of Defence and the Spanish Navy. The assignment of the simulator ends when Navantia delivers the first S80 class submarine to the Navy.

The companies that have collaborated developing the SIMTAC S80 have also been present, including Javier del Corral, Programme Manager for DGAM (Office Weapons and Material – Ministry of Defense); Manuel Aranda, S80 Programme Manager (Navantia Sistemas); Ismael Ayala, S80 Tactical Simulator Programme Manager for INDRA; and Cristina Abad, SAES General Manager.

SAES general director, Cristina Abad Salinas in the act of transfer of the SIMTAC S80 to the Spanish Navy

The S80 Tactical Simulator, SIMTAC-S80, allows the training of the submarine crew and the Submarine School students, in a highly realistic environment, as well as the testing of new tactics to improve its performance.

SIMTAC-S80 works with the same functionalities and forms of operation of that of the S80 Submarine Combat System, replacing all system entries (equipment and sensors) for simulation elements in the most realistic environment.

The acoustic simulation, developed and delivered by SAES, is par of the global solution developed by NAVANTIA, INDRA and SAES for the S80 submarine tactical training to the Spanish Navy, located in the Submarine School inside the Military Arsenal building in Cartagena.

The acoustical simulation developed by SAES interacts with the Integrated Nucleus of the Combat System (ICSC) developed by Navantia Sistemas. This system replaces the previous interaction with real acoustic environment.

The Integrated Nucleus of the S80 Combat System (ICSC) delivered by Navantia includes elements developed by SAES such as the integrated sonars operator interface, the long-range towed array sonar (TAS), the ONMS (noise monitoring system) and the detection and counter-detection prediction system of the combat system.

Signature of the agreement for the temporary assignment of the Tactical Submarine Simulator (SIMTAC) S80

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