The Swedish Navy’s new alerts intelligence ship HMS Artemis has begun sea trials from Saab’s Karlskrona yard forward of its supply to the armed forces. HMS Artemis shall be Swedish Navy’s new platform for sign intelligence (SIGINT) and data gathering at sea. It has been given the pennant quantity A202. HMS Artemis will exchange HMS Orion, which has been in service since 1984, offering the nation with intelligence on occasions within the Baltic Sea. After the take a look at and trial section, it is going to be delivered to the Swedish Protection Materiel Administration (FMV, Foersvarets materielverk) after which handed over to the Swedish Navy and Armed Forces.

“Particular objective ships are primarily used for the interception and evaluation of radio-transmitted alerts and should be extremely dependable and accessible. Due to this fact you want extremely expert shipbuilders to construct this sort of ship. We’re more than happy with the progress of the development course of, and it was a pleasure to attend the keel laying ceremony on the Naval Shipyard, our companion on this challenge,” defined Gunnar Wieslander, senior vice chairman and head of Saab Enterprise Space Kockums.


Swedish Navy Indicators Intelligence Ship HMS Orion (A201)

Saab was awarded the contract to design and construct the SIGINT ship, which can exchange the Swedish Navy’s present HMS Orion, by the Swedish Materials Defence Administration FMV in 2017. Subsequently it chosen Nauta Shiprepair Yard, belonging to PGZ Group, to carry out the development, launch and early sea trials of the vessel. Cooperation in ship development between Saab and PGZ is a direct results of the settlement, signed in late 2016, to ascertain an in depth partnership between Saab and PGZ within the planning and supply of naval packages.

HMS Artemis was ordered on 10 April 2017 and was laid down on 19 June 2018 on the Polish shipyard Nauta. The ship was launched on 17 April 2019 and shall be transferred to Karlskrona, Sweden the place it is going to be outfitted. The vessel was anticipated to be commissioned in 2020. The ship shall be 74 metres (242 ft 9 in) lengthy and it’ll have a displacement of two,200 tons. The challenge was delayed in March 2021 as a result of the Polish shipyard had financial difficulties and was unable to complete the ship. The Swedish FMV and Saab are attempting to resolve the issue based on the Swedish minister of defence. Artemis will proceed to be managed by Saab.

Saab CGI of the future Signals Intelligence Ship HMS Artemis.
Saab CGI of the longer term Indicators Intelligence Ship HMS Artemis.