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  • 4 January 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    In an update on its acquisition programs for the Polish Navy, Poland’s defense ministry on December 29 said that three European contractors have been shortlisted for the country’s Orka submarine program. Poland is looking to acquire three new submarines to replace its remaining three, old Koben-class submarines. The country’s defense ministry said it has received […]

  • 14 April 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Sweden reveals that it wasn’t a submarine after all! Followed by a massive search operation for an unidentified submarine in the Stockholm archipelago in the autumn of 2014, the Swedish Armed Forces now announced that, according to their investigations, this was a false alarm. Sweden is planning on conducting further investigations before the final report is submitted later […]

  • 6 December 2011
    Training & Education

    Saab technicians are today commencing their training in the Swedish Armed Forces’ new helicopter system, the HKP16 Black Hawk. The training begins with a week-long introductory course and is followed by a complete course regarding the UH-60M Black Hawk. Sweden, via the Defence Materiel Administration, has signed an intergovernmental contract with the USA regarding 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. […]

  • 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 May 2013
    Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Australia’s Minister for Defence, Stephen Smith and Sweden’s Minister for Defence, the Hon Karin Enström announced that Australia and Sweden have achieved a significant milestone agreement in relation to Intellectual Property (IP) rights for submarine design and technology. Australia and Sweden have achieved an important milestone in reaching agreement on Australia’s rights to use Swedish […]

  • 17 August 2011
    Training & Education

      The Republic of Singapore Navy’s (RSN’s) first Archer-class submarine, RSS Archer, arrived at Changi Naval Base (CNB) from Sweden earlier today. Chief of Navy, Rear-Admiral Ng Chee Peng, and other senior naval officers were present at CNB to witness its return. Launched in Karlskrona, Sweden on 16 Jun 2009, RSS Archer is one of […]

  • 24 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

      Sweden has decided to end the search for the mysterious submarine in Stockholm archipelago, BBC News writes. The hunt for the submarine, which included naval vessels and planes and lasted for a week, is considered to be Sweden’s biggest military mobilisation since the Cold War. Although the submarine could not be identified, there were some […]

  • 19 March 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    The Swedish Defence Ministry announced that it intends to invest in two submarines of next generation, A26. The announcement on the investment of a total of SEK 8,2 billion was made by the Swedish Minister of Defence Peter Hultqvist in Karlskrona, Sweden. Sweden will order the submarines from constructors Saab Kockums. The vessels should be delivered by 2022, […]

  • 22 June 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Swedish defense technology company Saab recently hosted international experts from navies and industry in Sweden for the third Sea Giraffe user group and a live demo for the new Sea Giraffe 4A. Around twenty users from countries including Canada, Malaysia, Poland, Sweden, Thailand and the USA gathered to share experiences and feedback. The participants received […]

  • 19 April 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Polish Naval Port Gdynia contracted Sweden’s Saab for the maintenance and logistic support of the Polish Navy’s RBS15 Mk3 surface-to-surface missile system. Saab received this contract after partnering with Polish defense company MESKO, a member of Polish Armament Group (PGZ), last year. The contract includes scheduled maintenance of the missile system and additional ILS in the form of training […]

  • 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 […]

  • 29 June 2015
    Authorities

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) arrived in Karlskrona, Sweden, for a scheduled port visit June 28, 2015. Jason Dunham’s presence in Sweden reaffirms to NATO allies that the U.S. Navy shares a commitment to strengthen ties while working toward mutual goals of promoting peace and stability in the Baltic region. […]

  • 14 September 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The international exercise Northern Coasts 2015 has started September 12 and will last until September 24. Participating in the exercise are 40 ships and vessels as well as eleven airplanes from 17 nations with around 3800 soldiers. The host country of this year’s Northern Coasts is Germany with Fleet Admiral Georg von Maltzan at the […]

  • 16 June 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    NATO and partner nations conducted an amphibious landing rehearsal, June 13 during BALTOPS 2015. The landing was a rehearsal for the main event happening in Ustka, Poland, June 17. The troops arrived to shore via the U.S. Navy’s Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC), the U.K. Royal Navy’s Landing Craft Vehicle Personnel (LCVP), the Finnish Marine […]

  • 12 April 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Finnish Navy has deployed three vessels to Sweden where they are taking part in a naval exercise in the archipelago of Stockholm. The two navies will increase their interoperability through 8 days of exercises which are set to conclude on April 19. The exercise will focus on anti-submarine warfare between Finland and Sweden as […]

  • 11 March 2011
    Equipment & technology

      Sweden’s 17th-century royal warship Vasa, which sank in 1628 and was brought to the surface three centuries later, on Thursday began undergoing a major refurbishment, museum officials said. The ship — which is housed in a special museum built over an old dry dock that is one of Stockholm’s most popular tourist attractions — […]

  • 21 March 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Mine countermeasures ships from eight NATO and ally navies are set to gather in the Baltic Sea at the end of May for the “Baltic Mine Countermeasures Squadron Exercise”. The exercise is hosted by the German Navy’s 3rd Mine Minesweeping Squadron and is in its third iteration. The two-week drill will involve seamanship and mine […]

  • 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 […]

  • 19 April 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    NOAA: USS Independence Wreck “Amazingly Intact” NOAA, working with private industry partners and the U.S. Navy, has confirmed the location and condition of the USS Independence, the lead ship of its class of light aircraft carriers that were critical during the American naval offensive in the Pacific during World War II. Sweden’s Intruder Sub Turns […]

  • 21 February 2013
    Authorities, Industry news

    Australian Defence Minister Stephen Smith visited Stockholm, Sweden on Wednesday 20 February. Australia and Sweden have shared values, a common strategic interest in peacekeeping and stabilisation operations and a longstanding history of cooperation on submarines. Minister Smith met with Swedish Minister for Defence Karin Enstrom. The two colleagues discussed possible Swedish involvement in Australia’s Future […]

  • 24 June 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    BAE Systems has been awarded a contract to produce and deliver four 57 Mk3 Naval Guns to the Mexican Navy.   “This contract award further strengthens our strong position in the naval guns market,” said Lena Gillström, managing director of Weapon Systems, Sweden, at BAE Systems. “This competitive win shows that BAE Systems’ world-leading 57mm […]

  • 21 August 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    A total of four locally-built Indonesian Navy KCR-60 fast-attack craft will be receiving BAE Systems’ Bofors 57 Mk3 naval guns under an initial four-unit contract signed between the UK-based defense contractor and government-owned shipbuilder PT PAL Indonesia. Two of the new 57 Mk3 systems will be for two KCR-60 vessels currently under construction, while the […]

  • 1 December 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) hired CybAero to conduct test and demonstration flights from Sweden’s world-leading Visby class corvette in Q3, 2015. Sweden-based CybAero was chosen ahead of other international competitors. It is estimated that the flights, which will employ CybAero’s APID helicopter systems, are to be conducted by the Swedish Armed Forces over Swedish […]

  • 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 […]

  • 26 February 2015
    Authorities

    The Head of the Royal Swedish Navy, Rear Admiral Jan Thörnqvist, has paid a visit to the UK, strengthening bonds between the two maritime nations. Adm Thörnqvist visited Clyde, Devonport and Portsmouth Naval Bases as well as Navy Command Headquarters. At HM Naval Base Clyde the Admiral was given an overview of the work carried […]

  • 22 June 2012
    Training & Education

    Guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) anchored outside of Karlskrona, Sweden, for a scheduled port visit, June 20. While in port, the officers and crew hosted Rear Adm. Jan Thornqvist, chief of staff of the royal Swedish navy, and other Swedish guests for a tour of the ship. Capt. Kevin Hill, commanding officer Normandy, presented […]

  • 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 […]

  • 2 July 2015
    Authorities

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) departed Karlskrona, Sweden, after a three-day scheduled port visit, July 01, 2015. Jason Dunham’s presence in Karlskrona reaffirmed to NATO allies that the U.S. Navy shares a commitment to strengthen ties while working toward mutual goals of promoting peace and stability in the Baltic Sea […]