Swedish Navy Receives Upgraded Sub

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Defence and security company Saab has redelivered one of the Swedish Navy’s Gotland-class submarines to the Swedish defence forces after general overhaul and upgrades.

In September 2014, Saab was contracted to perform overhaul and upgrade work on the Swedish Gotland-class submarine, HMS Gotland.

The company announced December 10 that the work was completed.

This submarine is one of three in the Gotland class (HMS Gotland, HMS Halland and HMS Uppland) commissioned in the late 1990s. Apart from the submarine’s regular duties, HMS Halland conducted training in the Mediterranean during 2000, together with the French, Spanish and the US Navies while HMS Gotland was based for two years (2005-2007) in San Diego, California, to participate in traning with the US Navy.

After 15 years of service HMS Gotland has now been overhauled to be fitted with new sensors and navigation systems. The company said that another of the Gotland submarines, HMS Uppland, would be overhauled in the near future.


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