Saab Light-weight Torpedo (SLWT), named Torped 47 by the Swedish Armed Forces, is Sweden’s new light-weight torpedo system for defence towards overseas submarines. The torpedo is meant primarily for Swedish submarines and Visby corvettes, however it’s also ready for integration on helicopters. FMV is now endeavor remaining verification of the torpedo system to make sure it meets their necessities, earlier than commissioning with the Swedish Navy (Svenska marinen). The torpedo has been specifically developed for the setting within the Baltic Sea with its shallow water and a posh topography and seabed. The torpedo has options which might be distinctive for light-weight torpedoes.
“The primary supply of our new light-weight torpedo marks an necessary milestone for the event mission, which is considered one of our largest ever inside our enterprise unit Underwater Techniques. Now the method of commissioning and changing Sweden’s present light-weight torpedo with the brand new one begins, with Saab guaranteeing that Sweden has a state-of-the-art light-weight torpedo on the forefront of know-how,” stated Görgen Johansson, head of Saab’s enterprise space Dynamics.
The torpedo is designed for the Swedish Navy and it is going to be outfitted with each a passive and an lively homing system and use wire communication just like the Torpedo 45, utilizing a galvanic wire (later additionally an optical wire). Torpedo 47 will be launched from quite a lot of platforms together with stationary, floor vessels, submarines, helicopters and airplanes like Saab Swordfish MPA. It’s particularly designed to function towards littoral submarine targets and floor vessels. It’s managed utilizing wire steering and has a hydro-acoustic homing system for the ultimate section.
The torpedo is designed and manufactured by Saab Dynamics as a alternative for the Torped 45. These place excessive calls for on the finding and identification of submarines, in addition to on navigation and communication by the torpedo. Dynamics presents floor fight weapons, missile programs, torpedoes, sensor programs, unmanned underwater autos and signature administration programs, remotely operated autos for armed forces in addition to civil safety functions. Quick vary weapons provided embody Carl-Gustaf, AT4/AT4 CS, STRIX and NLAW. Missile programs provided are RBS 70, RBS 23 and RBS 15.