Saab Aims for Polish Submarine Build

Defence and security company Saab has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with the Naval Shipyard S.A. in Gdynia, Poland.

The agreement provides a basis for cooperation to jointly offer naval solutions, including submarines, for the Polish Navy under the order of the Polish Ministry of National Defence.

In an announcement made by Saab, the company has specifically addressed their support for the Polish Orka submarine program.

Jason Howard, Country Manager Poland, Saab said:

The Polish Navy is engaged in a serious modernisation effort, which includes the construction of several new classes of ships, and plans for the country to obtain three submarines. Saab’s surface and underwater solutions can cater to these needs.

Naval Shipyard S.A. has a history of collaboration with the Polish Navy which goes back to 1922 when the Navy’s Port Repair Works were established in Gdynia, on Poland’s Baltic coast.

Recently, it has performed a number of shipbuilding projects including the production of vessels, superstructures and hulls for a number of international clients. It is also involved in the production of the Polish Navy’s new patrol vessel Ślązak.

Saab has so far supplied Poland with RBS15 Mk3 missiles and Sea Giraffe radars for the Polish Navy’s fast attack vessels. Also, Saab’s Double Eagle MCM system was selected for the Navy’s newly built mine hunting ship, the Kormoran II.

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Image: Naval Shipyard Gdynia S.A.