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  • 11 December 2015
    Authorities, Industry news

    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 […]

  • 23 October 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Swedish Navy submarine HSwMS Gotland got underway from the Saab shipyard in Karlskrona to start sea trials after undergoing her mid-life upgrade. Gotland embarked on sea trials after being relaunched in June this year. On Friday October 19 His Swedish Majesty Ship (HSwMS) Gotland started its sea trials at the Saab shipyard in Karlskrona, after […]

  • 17 January 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Swedish Navy’s two new A26 submarines will be named HSwMS Blekinge and HSwMS Skåne, Sweden’s defense ministry announced on January 16. The names of the two new submarines were approved by Swedish king Carl XVI Gustaf, according to the Swedish Navy ship naming tradition, the defense ministry said. The ministry further said that the […]

  • 8 December 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Defence and security company Saab has received an order from the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) to provide new sensor systems for two A26-type submarines and two Gotland-class submarines. The contract is valued at SEK 420 million (USD 55,5 million). This order is one of the terms included in the Letter of Intent covering Swedish […]

  • 18 June 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    HSwMS Gotland, the lead boat in the Swedish Navy’s Gotland-class of air-independent propulsion submarines has completed her mid-life upgrade, the company in charge of the overhaul announced. According to submarine builder Saab, HSwMS Gotland is relaunched and ready to start her sea trials. The company hosted a relaunch ceremony in Karlskrona on June 20. “The relaunch […]

  • 19 June 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    HSwMS Uppland, the second of two Royal Swedish Navy Gotland-class submarines, was launched at Saab’s Karlskrona shipyard on June 19. The relaunch of the second air independent propulsion (AIP) submarine took place almost exactly 12 months after the first unit was relaunched as part of the upgrade. The mid-life upgrades saw the submarines receive an […]

  • 23 May 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) has contracted Saab to develop and produce a new lightweight torpedo system. According to Saab, the total order value amounts to approximately SEK1.53 billion (around $175 million) and deliveries will take place during the period 2016-2024. The order comes under the terms of the Letter of Intent (LoI) between […]

  • 3 March 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Saab, the Swedish company in charge of the Scandinavian country’s submarine construction and modernization, shared photos of the Gotland-class submarine HMS Halland bisected and ready for the installation of a new Stirling Mk3 engine. The submarine is being upgraded under a contract signed between Sweden’s Defense Material Administration (FMV) and Saab Kockums on 30 June 2015. […]

  • 9 June 2014

    Defence and security company Saab has received orders from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) regarding construction and production plans for the next generation submarines and to conduct a mid-life update of two Gotland-class submarines.   The orders refer to the period 2014-2015 and the order value amounts to MSEK 467. In addition, the parties […]

  • 7 December 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) has contracted Saab for the development and production of torpedo integration systems (TIS) for the Swedish Navy’s new A26 submarines. According to the company, the order also includes an upgrade of existing systems on the Visby-class corvettes and Gotland-class submarines. Deliveries are to take place during the period 2017-2020. The contract […]

  • 24 February 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Saab has awarded the French navigation technology provider iXBlue a seven-year contract to deliver fiber-optic gyroscope technology for the two next-gen A26 submarines of the Swedish Navy. The contract will see iXBlue provide its MARINS inertial systems for the submarines. Built by Saab, the A26 is scheduled to be operational by 2024. It is considered today as the world’s most modern […]

  • 23 April 2015

    Swedish Navy’s First Submarine Flotilla paid a visit to Stockholm over the weekend of April 17 to 19. Attack submarine HSwMS Gotland, accompanied by submarine rescue ship HSwMS Belos, arrived at Skeppsbrokajen, Stockholm on Friday and opened their doors to visitors on Saturday. The vessels took a short break from the 4th Naval Warfare Flotilla’s submarine drills being conducted in the Stockholm area. […]

  • 19 January 2018

    Swedish Armed Forces have bought back a submarine base in Fårösund, Gotland, after it had been sold in the 2000s as part of defense cuts. This was announced by the Swedish Fortifications Agency (SFA) which said the deal is now subject to government approval. The agreement had been under negotiation since February 2017. Buying back […]

  • 23 February 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) was awarded a contract to deliver Tactical Dived Navigation Systems (TDNS) for the Royal Swedish Navy A19 Götland-class submarines’ upgrade program. OSI’s TDNS is designed specifically for subsurface platforms. TDNS features a bespoke hardware design and the full operational capability offered by OSI’s ECPINS-W Sub, the only ECDIS independently certified against NATO WECDIS STANAG 4564. TDNS will also […]

  • 24 August 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Sweden will be hosting a total of 16 countries for the 2017 edition of the German Navy-sponsored exercise Northern Coasts 2017. The international exercise is taking place between September 8 and 21 off Gotland and in the Southern Baltic Sea. A general goal of the drill is to develop skills in maritime surveillance, anti-surface, anti-air, […]

  • 17 May 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Swedish and Finnish Navy units kicked off the annual Swefinex exercise in waters around Swedish Gotland Island. The exercise, which is this time hosted by Sweden, started May 16 and will last until May 26. Participating units will be conducting anti-submarine warfare, mine clearance drills and practice merchant vessels escort tasks. Swefinex is part of an undertaking to have […]

  • 11 September 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Swedish Armed Forces on Monday kicked off Aurora 17, an international exercise dubbed as Sweden’s “biggest drill in decades”. While Sweden itself is not a member of NATO, over 20,000 troops from the country and other NATO members, including the US, are set to participate in the three-week exercise. Naval, air and land services […]

  • 17 October 2013
    Training & Education

    HMS Blyth is in action off the North West coast of Scotland as part of Europe’s largest annual multi-national exercise, Joint Warrior; a highly enjoyable and challenging experience. Among the other forces deployed are sister Sandown Class vessel HMS Bangor, Hunt class vessels HMS Brocklesby and HMS Chiddingfold. This potent Mine Counter Measure (MCM) group […]

  • 11 September 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    USS Connecticut is one of three subs in her class.

  • 22 June 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The class of 2014 from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), which included 225 new Merchant Marine and Military Officers, graduated in Kings Point, New York on Saturday.   Vice Admiral Michelle J. Howard, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Operations, Plans and Strategy, delivered the commencement address to over 2,300 graduates, family members and […]

  • 29 July 2020
    Equipment & technology

    MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has secured an order to provide deck handling solutions to two US Naval Sea Systems Command’s towing, salvage and rescue ships (T-ATS) to be built at Gulf Island Shipyards LLC, a subsidiary of Gulf Island Fabrication Inc.

  • 9 August 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    While the first of the US Navy’s next-generation ballistic missile submarines is still scheduled to start construction in fiscal year 2021, navy officials are assessing potential delays in the Columbia-class submarine program after faulty welding was discovered on prefabricated missile tubes. In addition to the Columbia-class, other projects like the Virginia-class attack submarines and the […]

  • 2 February 2018
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Huntington Ingalls Industries announced that its Newport News Shipbuilding division has lifted and mounted a 400-metric ton caisson unit into its new Joint Manufacturing Assembly Facility (JMAF). The company says the fixture will speed up submarine construction. “A fixture of this magnitude allows us to significantly improve construction efficiencies and shorten our production span times […]

  • 6 July 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    Canada’s government has awarded an in-service support contract to Fleetway Inc. of Halifax, Nova Scotia, for the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) Halifax-class of frigates.

  • 20 February 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    A Russian Navy task group returning from their deployment as part of the country’s permanent Mediterranean task force entered the Atlantic Ocean en route to their Northern Fleet homeport. Ropucha-class landing ship Aleksandr Otrakovskiy, Vishnya-class intelligence ship Feodor Golovin and Altay-class oiler Yelnya transited the Strait of Gibraltar on February 19, escorted by Portuguese Navy corvette NRP António […]

  • 23 February 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    After entering the Atlantic Ocean on their return home from Mediterranean tasking on February 19, a Russian task group composed of three ships has now passed the English Channel. The Royal Navy announced on February 22 that it deployed patrol ship HMS Mersey and a Wildcat helicopter from RNAS Yeovilton to follow the progress of […]

  • 4 August 2020
    Operations, Vessels

    HMS Trent, the third of the Royal Navy’s second-batch River-class offshore patrol vessels, has received her Commissioning Order in a ceremony at Portsmouth Naval Base before departing on her first operational deployment on Monday, August 3. She has sailed for the Mediterranean to add her weight to NATO’s ongoing maritime security operation there. Sea Guardian […]

  • 22 July 2020
    Industry news, Vessels

    Today, Naviris, a 50/50 owned joint venture by Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri and its French counterpart Naval Group, has signed a contract with Organisation for Joint Armament Co-operation (OCCAR) for a feasibility study on the mid-life upgrade (MLU) of the four Horizon-class frigates. Since its launching in January 2020, this contract is the second one Naviris […]

  • 20 February 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Royal Australian Navy’s fleet of six Collins-class submarines will likely necessitate substantial upgrades to remain in service until the new SEA 1000 submarines start arriving, navy chief Vice Admiral Mike Noonan indicated at an Australian senate hearing. “We’re expecting that we will upgrade at least five, and the work around determining the scope of […]