Livett’s fire up the drones to help launch the new Saab CB90 military craft on the Thames

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Livett’s stood to attention this week, as we were enlisted by Saab AB to help with the launch of their brand new state-of-the-art military vessel in London.

The new generation Combat Boat 90 (CB90) is designed to swiftly transport marines and other forces into dangerous war zones, with the utmost emphasis on speed, security and technological capabilities. Fortunately the vessel’s powerful military features were not needed on this occasion, however!

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Our very own Chris Livett skippered the vessel through its journey in the capital and on to ExCeL London, where it was showcased at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) trade exhibition from 14-17 September.

saab cb90 river thames london

Meanwhile, workboat Alfie was deployed as a drone launch/landing platform in order for the Saab team to capture spectacular video of the vessel cruising through London.

saab cb90 river thames london

This was the first time Saab had demonstrated the CB90 fast assault craft outside of its native Sweden, and you can take a look at the dramatic scenes they filmed as it speeds past various landmarks right here:

We are delighted to report that the journey and drone filming, which took place on Monday 13 September, went perfectly to plan for yet another very happy client.

Livett’s just keep droning on!

This project with Saab AB marked the latest in an increasingly long line of drone filming jobs we have had the pleasure of working on recently.

Earlier this week we launched a dedicated new River Thames drone filming section on our website, which covers everything you need to know about using drones on the river. This includes detailed information on rules, permissions, services, appropriate vessels, recommended drone suppliers and much more.

If you are interested in finding out what you can achieve with drones on and around the Thames, please visit the page or get in touch with our expert marine coordination team.

It’s been a busy few months for Livett’s on the river, so stay tuned to our website and social media channels to see what other exciting projects we’ve been working on recently.

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