The cyclist supported by SAES wins again

Ismael Sánchez Adan, Absolute Champion in the Region of Murcia



The SAES collaboration with Mundo Bici Riders Club of Cartagena is rewarded with the participation and success of their different racing cyclists in the recent competitions celebrated in Murcia community and at a national range, both road and mountain



IMG-20141126-WA0015The XXIV Bicycle Touring Route Cartagena Carthaginians and Romans and the 34th Cycling Race Villa de San Javier took recently place in the road category.



On the other hand, in Mountain Bike category, Ismael Sanchez Adan showed its excellent level in the “Open Bike Marathon Murcia” which took place on September 28 in Águilas against the best specialists of this Region.




Sanchez Adan is a well-known cyclist who participates in major regional and national mountain bike competitions with great success. At present, he is the Absolute Champion of the Region of Murcia in Elite Pro, 1st place Open CXO Madrid and the 5th in the Open General of Spain. One of his projects for the upcoming 2015 is his participation in the World Cup.


Training and spirit of overcoming and improvement that involves sporting success reflect two key values for SAES, seeking constant improvement based on the knowledge to offer products at the forefront of the market.



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SAES is visited by the Chief of Staff of the Indonesian Navy in the “INDO DEFENCE 2014” Expo & Forum.

SAES shows the latest technology for underwater security and defence to the Chief of Staff of the Indonesian Navy, Admiral Marsetio in Jakarta.

October 28 2014

SAES – Sociedad Anónima de Electrónica Submarina, SAES, present on days 5, 6 and 7 November at the international fair INDO DEFENCE 2014 Expo & Forum, has been visited from senior representatives of the armed, ministries of defence and industry in Asian countries interested in the SAES products & solutions to the undersea protection and surveillance.



The Chief of Staff of the Indonesian Navy, Admiral Marsetio, has been interested in the latest developments in submarine technology during his visit to the shared stand by SAES and Navantia (Stand A 174, Hall A).


Antisubmarine (ASW) warfare based on Sonobuoy Processing

The SAES products related to the ASW warfare based on sonobuoy processing are some of the fields that have aroused most interest.


Building on more than 25 years of expertise in acoustic processing, SAES has developed a complete family of airborne Sonobuoy Processing Acoustic Systems (SPAS) that covers MPA and Helo ASW operations, as well as provides the core for the ROASW System concerning remote exploitation of Acoustic and Non-Acoustic sensors (NAS).


SPAS allows the concurrent processing of up to 64 analogue and digital sonobuoys and provides all the necessary tools to allow passive detection, classification and tracking of submarines and surface ships. SPAS is a unique, modular, scalable and fully operative system that can be integrated the aircraft / helo tactical mission system. In fact, SPAS is installed and fully operative in aircrafts (P-3A/B/M Orion MPA and C-295 MPA aircraft), Helicopters (SH-60B LAMPS and HKP15 A-109) and Surface Ships (Visby class corvettes).


In addition, and as ground support to SPAS, SAES has manufactured ASW systems for post-mission analysis and training as SICLA-ASW (acoustic classification of contacts), FTAS (Fast time Analyzer System) and TAT (Tactical Acoustic Trainer).


DDS-03. Intruder Detection Sonar

Among the products of the “Sonar and Onboard Systems” commercial line, the high-frequency active sonar DDS-03 to detect intruders underwater, is also generating a keen interest, not only because it is a competitive sonar, but also for the customization capability and easy integration with any surveillance system.


SAES is a Spanish company specialized in acoustic and underwater electronic equipment and systems for undersea security and defence that provides advanced technology in the fields of Sonar, ASW, Sonobuoy Processing, Multi-influence Signature Measurements, Naval Mines, Maritime Security & Surveillance, Simulation, Training, as well as engineering, services and maintenance. SAES, founded in 1989, is classified as a Spanish strategic national company.

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SAES in EXPODEFENSA’14. Solutions for Maritime Surveillance & Security.

SAES will participate in the International Exhibition of Defence and Security Expodefensa 2014 in Bogota, Colombia, from 29 to 31 October, at Booth 240, Hall 6.



SAES – Sociedad Anónima de Electrónica Submarina will be exhibiting this week its products and solutions in technology and underwater acoustics, in Bogotá, in the framework of one of the most influential fairs of Defence and Security in Latin America.


SAES provide defence and security solutions fully adapted to the needs of customers in the military and civilian sectors. It is in this last area where SAES is increasing its line of developments, mainly aimed at the maritime and environmental safety.

Today, asymmetrical threats in the fields of Defence and International Security make necessary to deploy underwater protection systems for Ports, drilling platforms, anchored boats, power plants, large oil refining companies, and any infrastructure of interest and extremely important which require protection.


SIDIS – Integral Security Systems

The SIDIS system for marine environment surveillance and protection is characterized by the wide range of tasks that is able to undertake in different scopes such as environmental monitoring, marine mammals detection, protection of ship wrecks or archaeological remains or protection of harbors, vessels and critical infrastructures in the marine environment.

The SIDIS design is based on a layer protection concept to increase its degree of effectiveness. Its adaptability allow the integration with other sensors and surveillance systems to configure wider control systems.


DDS-03. Intruder Detection Sonar


The high-frequency active sonar DDS-03 has been specifically designed for the detection of underwater threats such as divers and manned and unmanned underwater vehicles (SDV, ROV or UUV), off­ering protection and surveillance against the potential threat in ports, critical facilities, shipwrecks, environmentally protected areas, special events and anchored boats.

Their high acoustic performance, powerful detection range and wide range of features for detection and tracking of targets, alarms, classification and communication systems make the DDS-03 essential for security and surveillance underwater.

Additionally, the Deterring System (DES) can warn non-authorized divers of being in a protected area and emit dissuasive acoustic signals if needed.


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SAES finalizes the integration test of the Towed Array Handling System (TAHS) made for new Spanish submarines S-80

SAES has successfully completed integration testing of the Deployment and Recovering System (TAHS) with Digital Towed Sonar (DTAS), also made by SAES, ending a comprehensive STW (Setting- to- work) test plan on land in the own facilities, with more than 40 deployments completed without failure.


DTAS&TAHS Test Facilities

SOLARSUB S-80 DTAS & TAHS (Digital Towed Array Sonar & Towed Array Handling System) is the third generation of long-range towed array sonar for submarines based on digital technology (DTAS) developed by SAES for the new S-80 submarines for the Spanish Navy.

Last December, SAES finalized the integration testing of the System for Deployment and Recovering (TAHS) with Digital Towed Sonar (DTAS) at its sonar test facilities, located in “La Palma”, Cartagena. Over 40 deployment/recovering manoeuvres has been completed, equivalent to 40 missions since normally sonar is deployed only once per mission.

In addition, these facilities are prepared to conduct training and faults simulation of towed array sonar to submarine crew, since this is an exact replica of the system to install on S-80.

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SAES searches partners and European funding for USMA program of monitoring and analysis of submarine signatures in Brussels.

The SAES USMA (Signature Underwater Monitoring and Analysis Centre) program, which could be developed within the European framework Horizonte2020 would be an essential tool for the effective implementation of the EU Marine Strategy.

SIMOAC. Unidad Marina.

SAES has participated on 23 and 24 January at meetings of the Security Information and Mission Innovation Group (SMI2G) in Brussels, to launch the USMA program within the framework program European Horizon 2020 (H2020). The SMI2G, born in 2004, is an open forum oriented to security programs in the EU in order to exchange views on potential proposals for Research and Technology (R&T). SAES has contacted European companies and research centres to find partners to develop the USMA program and obtain European funding.

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SAES ROASW-SS system fully operational in 3 swedish corvettes.

The three ROASW-SS systems installed in vessels Karlstad, Nyköping and Visby have been fully accepted by FMV.

SDL Surface To SAT mode

The year 2014 started very successfully for ROASW-SS program that SAES develops for the Royal Swedish Navy (FM), with final acceptance of anti-submarine warfare systems ROASW-SS (Remote Operation ASW – Surface Segment), that have undergone sea trials (SAT-Sea Acceptance test) in Karlskrona with the participation of FM and Defence Material Administration (FMV) during 2013.

The program, started in 2010, will culminate with the delivery and acceptance of the 5 ROASW-SS systems that FMV has acquired to improve the ASW capacity of Visby class corvettes.

The ROASW-SS system is part of Remote Operation ASW (ROASW) system. The ROASW system defines a new operational ASW solution through the coordinated use

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MIRSThe overall signature of a vessel comprises acoustic, magnetic, electric-field, pressure and seismic radiations. Over the past years international community’s efforts have mainly centred on reducing the acoustic influence with the dual aim of decreasing the vessel detectability and reducing the level of acoustic pollution generated in the marine environment. Nowadays it is becoming increasingly clear the necessity of acting not only on the acoustic radiation but against the overall set of the vessel’s radiations, both in the military and the civilian fields, based on aspects such as the stealthiness of the vessels, the security of harbour and critical infrastructures and the environmental protection. As a key element to achieve this goal, it is greatly important to have at our disposal highly modular and adaptable measurement systems covering the overall set of vessel’s radiations, with a high capacity of data transmission to base centres in order to have the capacity of taken measurements in all kind of marine environments.

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SAES in UNVEX’14. Using UAVs in ASW missions.

SAES will offer a conference about the Remote Operation Anti-submarine warfare (ROASW) system , the most advanced and recent ASW system in its class currently, in UNVEX’2014. ROASW system has been designed to solve the new requirements that ASW missions have to face.

Escenario ASW. SDL_Comunicación S2H.SAES – Underwater electronics, will attend next week to the Third conference on unmanned vehicles UNVEX’2014 to be held in Madrid from 4 to 6 March. Within the conference program, responsible for SAES ASW systems, Ignacio Gutierrez, will present his new ASW solution, at a conference entitled “Industry Solutions II”, scheduled for Tuesday, March 4 at 13.00.

New ASW missions require the use of UAVs as distant and elevated platform without the need of a dedicated operator. In addition, different platforms deployed in the mission have to share tactical and intelligence information. In this context, the Remote Operation ASW System acquires mayor relevance, as it is specifically designed for these new ASW mission requirements.

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The ROASW system developed by SAES sparked interest among participants UNVEX’14.

This Thursday ended the third conference on unmanned vehicles UNVEX’14. SAES was witness the favorable response that the solutions for new ASW missions offered by industry are receiving, in which the participation of unmanned vehicles has an increasing role.

SEDEF visita stand de SAESIn this context, the Remote Operation ASW (ROASW) system, developed by SAES, has been recognized as a system at the forefront of the market in Antisubmarine Warfare, since allow exchanging tactical and intelligence information between forces deployed in the ASW mission, collaborating in a Network Centric Warfare (NCW).

SAES has participated actively in UNVEX’14 with a stand and offering a conference about ROASW system, receiving from leading agents in the sector, the Government and the Armed Forces, highlighting the stay of Pedro Argüelles, Secretary of State for Defence, which underlined the growing role that Spanish companies have in the development of advanced technology in the industry praising creativity as a key to the competitiveness of companies.

SAES has established contacts with several important manufacturers of UAVs that have passed through the stand, offering cooperation to increase the value of their UAV models by adding the ROASW system.SAES ofreciendo conferencia en UNVEX'14.

The ROASW airborne segment (ROASW-AS) can be installed on unmanned or manned aerial vehicles being remotely operated from the ROASW surface segment (ROASW-SS), which is installed on surface platforms (either on a ship or a ground station).

As already mentioned, the ROASW system can work in a Network Centric Warfare (NCW) exchanging tactical and intelligence information between forces deployed in the ASW mission (Ship-To-Ship & Ship-To-Helo communication) and remote ground stations (Ship-To-Satellite communication), improving the control of the mission and increasing the detection range.

The fact of ROASW system enables small combat ships (500 to 2000 ton) to actively participate in ASW missions closest to cost produced a great impact on the audience.

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Underwater Acoustic Pollution: Sources and Biological Impact

Humans perceived underwater noise in a limited way, which has led him to make a abuse use of some systems that perturb the underwater environment such as dredging, drilling, oil and gas production , shipping, active sonar , oceanographic research, etc. All these actions produce underwater noise pollution.

Noise pollution, as well as magnetic and electrical pollution, affects the flora and fauna of the seas and oceans from the moment that hinder the development of habitual behavior of living beings.

In this scenario SAES is developing the project USMA ( Underwater Signature Monitoring and Analysis Centre), which aims to develop technologies, equipment and establish rules to acoustic, magnetic, electrical and seismic unconventional contamination, and ensure compliance with the European marine Strategy framework Directive. Due to its characteristics, USMA could be developed within the framework European Horizon 2020 (H2020) program.

The following article, where the main sources of acoustic noise and its characteristics are presented, belongs to the set of investigations that SAES has done in this field.


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