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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 April 2015
    Authorities

    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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 19 October 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The prime contractor on the Swedish Navy’s Göteborg-class corvette upgrade project has contracted Kongsberg Maritime to deliver ST2400 VDS (Varial Depth Sonar) systems to enhance the corvettes’ anti-submarine warfare capabilities. HSwMS Gävle and HSwMS Sundsvall, the two remaining corvettes in the class, are being upgraded by Saab under a BSEK 1.249 (approx. US$148 million) contract from July this […]

  • 10 May 2013
    Training & Education

    During a recent visit to Djibouti, EU Naval Force warship HSwMS Carlskrona conducted fire-fighting training with five members of the Djiboutian coastguard. The event began with a classroom based review of fire-fighting techniques and procedures, as well as a detailed explanation of the equipment available on board the Swedish ship. The personnel from Djiboutian Coastguard […]

  • 19 January 2018
    Authorities

    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 […]

  • 9 February 2015
    Authorities

    The Commander of NATO Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM), Vice Admiral Peter Hudson CB CBE, paid an official visit to the Swedish Navy on Thursday, February 5, to discuss the security situation in the Baltic Sea and areas of cooperation between NATO and the partner nation. During the visit, Vice Admiral Hudson met with Rear Admiral Thornqvist, […]

  • 6 May 2013
    Training & Education

    Earlier last week HSwMS Carlskrona was contacted by the EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Force Commander on board the flagship of the operation the Portuguese warship NRP Álvares Cabral. A member of the ships company of the British Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) replenishment ship Fort Victoria, had suffered urgent and severe abdominal pains, necessitating an […]

  • 5 August 2013
    Authorities

    On Friday 2 August, Commodore George Novo Palma, who is the Force Commander of the EU Naval Force, went on board Swedish warship, HSwMS Carlskrona, to meet the Commanding Officer, Commander Mathias Jansson, and to bid farewell to his crew, as the Swedish warship is nearing the end of her deployment with Operation Atalanta. HSwMS […]

  • 19 May 2015
    Authorities

    Swedish Navy’s Visby-class corvette is scheduled to visit Gothenburg on May 23. The vessel, HSwMS Härnösand (K33), will be open for visitors during its stay. HSwMS Härnösand is the third of the new Visby-class corvettes ordered by the Swedish Government and built by Kockums. The vessel was launched on December 16, 2004. [mappress mapid=”16018″] Naval Today Staff, Image: Swedish Armed […]

  • 16 April 2013

     Having joined the EU Naval Force just over a week ago, the crew from Swedish Ocean Patrol Vessel HSwMS Carlskrona has been busy conducting counter piracy patrols. And it was during one of these patrols last Friday that the ship’s helicopter saw a skiff being launched from the Somali coast. Having passed the location of […]

  • 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 […]

  • 10 May 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    During HSwMS Carlskrona’s recent visit to Djibouti, the Commanding Officer, Commander Mathias Jansson, was delighted to welcome on board Swedish Defence Minister, Karin Enström. The Defence Minister began her visit to Djibouti by visiting the Swedish Support Unit located on the French military base in Djibouti.  She then went on board Carlskrona, where, after receiving […]

  • 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 […]

  • 8 April 2013

    Swedish Ocean Patrol Vessel (OPV) HSwMS Carlskrona joined the EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Somalia – Operation Atalanta on 6 April 2013, in Djibouti. HMS Carlskrona is a 106 meter long OPV with a crew of 139, including the boarding team and helicopter crew. She is a former flagship of EU NAVFOR (2010) and has […]

  • 7 June 2013
    Training & Education

    Fourteen Indian sailors are now safe, after pirates, who took control of their cargo vessel yesterday morning (5 June 2013) in the Gulf of Aden, abandoned the attack hours later after EU Naval Force warship HSwMS Carlskrona, together with NATO counter piracy Dutch warship HNLMS Van Speijk, closed in. This type of cargo vessel, known as […]

  • 29 July 2013
    Training & Education

    Whilst patrolling the seas off the coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden, EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Somalia Operation Atalanta warships often visit regional cargo and fishing dhows operating in these waters. These ‘friendly approaches’, as they are known, are a chance for the EU Naval Force to reassure local seafarers that […]

  • 5 June 2013
    Training & Education

    During a port visit to the Seychelles, EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) warship HSwMS Carlskrona conducted evidence handling training with the Seychellois Coastguard. This training, facilitated by EUCAP NESTOR, consisted of a demonstration by officers from the Swedish warship to a team from the Seychellois Coastguard on their techniques for evidence collection and handling.  The […]

  • 22 May 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships from NATO’s standing maritime group one (SNMG1), arrived in Stockholm, Sweden, on May 19 for a scheduled port visit as part of the group’s deployment to the Baltic Sea. This week, SNMG1 will exercise and conduct maritime maneuvers in the Baltic Sea together with elements from the Swedish Air Force and the Swedish Navy. […]

  • 17 April 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Polish shipbuilder Nauta Shiprepair Yard has launched the hull of the Swedish Navy’s new signals intelligence (SIGINT) ship. In the same ceremony on April 17, Swedish Rear Admiral Jens Nykvist announced that the ship will be given the name HSwMS Artemis. Outfitting and equipment installation will take place in Nauta Shiprepair Yard, after which the […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 9 June 2014
    Authorities

    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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • 8 January 2015
    Authorities

    A new EU anti-piracy mission will soon commence in the Gulf of Aden and off the Somali coast. The Swedish Navy will contribute by assisting in escorting World Food Programme vessels to Somalia, as well as other vessels in need of protection. This will be the fourth initiative since 2009. The mission will see the Netherlands and Sweden working […]

  • 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 […]