The Göteborg-class corvette HSwMS Gävle was handed over to the Swedish Navy’s 4th Flotilla on Could 4 after a Mid-Life Improve. The Swedish Navy has acquired the primary of its two modernized Gävle-class corvettes after the ship spent a complete decade in refit. In parallel, her sister-ship HSwMS Sundsvall goes by the identical modifications and shall be delivered in 2022. The improve consists of a number of new methods that all-in-all strengthens the Swedish Navy’s functionality in fight below water, amongst different areas. Because of the Swedish armed forces’ monetary state of affairs on the time, the method was delayed however work resumed later.

“It’s a do over and modernization of every little thing on board: She may have the identical hull, however roughly all of the methods on the within are new,” stated Johan Edelsvärd, undertaking supervisor for the mid-life improve of Gävle on the Swedish protection procurement company FMV.


“The flotilla welcomes HSwMS Gävle and her crew again to service. The ship will now have the ability to contribute to the navy’s ongoing maritime surveillance duties”, stated Jon Wikingsson, Chief of the Swedish Navy’s 4th Flotilla.

Swedish Navy Corvette HSwMS Gävle (K22)

The Göteborg class is a category of corvettes within the Swedish Navy, constructed between 1986 and 1993. The category was initially designed to destroy Soviet submarines and floor vessels, and is armed with eight RBS-15 anti-ship missiles, torpedoes, one 57 mm cannon, and one 40 mm cannon. The Swedish Navy initially deliberate to amass six Göteborg-class corvettes, however following the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, the ultimate two had been canceled. Two of the 4 corvettes constructed stay in service in 2021. Along with its sister ship Sundsvall, they took half within the United Nations operation off the coast of Lebanon following the 2006 battle between Israel and Hezbollah.

HSwMS Gävle (K22) is a Swedish Navy Göteborg-class corvette, named after the Swedish metropolis of Gävle. The ship was launched on 23 March 1990 at Karlskrona and entered naval service on 17 September 1990. The aim of modernization is for the vessels to higher work together straight and not directly with the opposite methods and subsystems of the Swedish armed forces. One other said path has been to keep up the ship’s capacity for submarine warfare. HSwMS Sundsvall is presently present process the identical mid-life modification as HSwMS Gävle. After modernization, the 2 ships shall be referred to as Gävle-class.