Saab has acquired new orders from FMV concerning submarine upgrades. The orders embrace a life-time extension of HMS Södermanland, in addition to new batteries and battery growth. The entire order worth is SEK 470 million. The life-time extension implies that the submarine HMS Södermanland will obtain round 50 modifications, prolonging and enhancing her operability for an additional six years. The orders additionally embrace an trade of batteries for the Swedish Navy’s present submarine fleet, in addition to a venture specializing in battery growth, to make sure capabilities each at current and long-term.

“We’re proud to be a trusted companion to FMV in securing submarine capabilities for the Swedish Navy. These orders give us the chance to constantly plan for one of the best ways ahead along with the shopper,” mentioned Lars Tossman, head of enterprise space Kockums.


HSwMS Södermanland (Söd) is a Swedish naval submarine, launched in 1988 and at the moment in lively service. She is the third ship of the Västergötland-class submarine and named after Södermanland, Sweden. The submarine design mixed one of the best properties from the Sjöormen class and the Näcken class. Submarines of the Västergötland class had better submarine looking capability than earlier lessons, partly attributable to the truth that they had been geared up with a brand new trendy submarine torpedo. The submarines within the Västergötland class had been in a position to hearth as much as six heavy and 6 gentle wire-guided torpedoes on the identical time towards totally different targets.

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