Officers from an international group representing the army, navy and air force gathered at Saab Seaeye in Fareham, Hampshire.
All 40 officers and defence staff were participants in the premier Advanced Command and Staff Course held at HMS Collingwood.
The visit to Saab Seaeye was integral to the course and gave delegates a chance to consider the opportunities and technology available from a global defence company.
The company gave presentations to officers at Collingwood before their tour of Saab Seaeye that included issues surrounding defence procurement.
Whilst touring the company’s manufacturing and engineering facilities the officers were able to see and hear how remotely operated robotic vehicles are designed and manufactured.
Saab Seaeye has long experience in providing underwater vehicles using advanced technology for defence forces around the world.
Recently, the company hosted an international group of maritime mine threat experts that included the Deputy Director of the NATO Underwater Research Centre, who examined a wide range of mine counter-measure underwater vehicles, including one for the disposal of underwater IEDs.
Saab Seaeye is the world’s largest electric underwater vehicle manufacturer with the most advanced range of tethered, autonomous and hybrid vehicle systems and operates in the commercial, defence and scientific markets.