Defence and security company Saab has signed a contract with the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) for the development and production of Torpedo Integration Systems (TIS) for the Swedish Navy´s A26 submarines. The order also includes upgrade of existing systems on the Visby-class corvettes and Gotland-class submarines. Deliveries will take place during the period 2017-2020.
The contract includes construction, production and verification of Torpedo Integration Systems for the two A26 submarines which were ordered by the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration in 2015. In addition, Saab will also upgrade existing Torpedo Integration Systems on the Visby-class corvettes and Gotland-class submarines. The contract also includes options for future upgrade orders.
“With this contract, the Swedish Navy will have modern Torpedo Integration Systems on their submarines and corvettes to ensure a continued and modern operation of the existing torpedo systems”, says Anne-Marie Vösu, head of business unit Underwater Systems within Saab business area Dynamics.
“With the new systems, the corvettes and submarines will also be prepared for the Swedish Navy´s New Lightweight Torpedo, ordered in 2016 and now under development by Saab. The systems also supports the integration of Saab´s AUV´s and ROV´s on the platforms”, says Anne-Marie Vösu.
Saab has over the years established a unique experience and expertise in developing underwater systems including specially adapted propulsion, communications and seekers, for operations in shallow waters and the types of environments that exists in the Baltic Sea.
Saab is a longstanding supplier to FMV and has provided underwater solutions for weapon systems, sensors, autonomous and remotely operated underwater vehicles and mine hunting.
Source: Saab AB (OMX Stockholm: SAAB B)
Date: Dec 9, 2016