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  • 26 February 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    The Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) has awarded defense contractor Saab a second contract for the delivery of a Trackfire remote weapon station (RWS) for the Royal Swedish Navy. RWS will be installed on the new Combat Boat 90 (Strb90 HSM) used by the navy’s amphibian forces. This is an addition to a Trackfire RWS order […]

  • 29 September 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Saab, a defence and security company, has received an order from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) for ten ROV systems (Remotely Operated Vehicle), which will be deployed operationally for seabed surveys, inspections, light underwater operations and recovery of objects.   Saab will fulfil the deliveries using the Seaeye Falcon system, which is being adapted […]

  • 19 October 2011
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Baltic Fleet (BF) Commander Vice Admiral Viktor Chirkov and group of staff officers visited Stockholm on invitation of Swedish Chief of Naval Staff Rear Admiral Jan Thörnqvist. During the visit both commanders discussed issues of cooperation between Swedish Navy and Baltic Fleet. Briefings and talks on regional partnership were held in Swedish Navy HQ. Representatives […]

  • 8 October 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Swedish Navy’s Visby class corvette HMS Karlstad departed for an official visit to Klaipeda, Lithuania yesterday, Oct 7. The visit has the aim of supporting Swedish interests and promoting good ties between nations. The ship will be the site of a bilateral meeting between Swedish Defense Minister Peter Hultqvist and Juozas Olekas, Lithuanian National Defense Minister. HMS Karlstad’s Commander, […]

  • 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. […]

  • 26 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A Swedish Navy surface ship spotted a periscope of an unknown submarine during military exercises in Swedish waters last year, local news site Dagens Nyheter reported. The news caught international attention because it happened only half a year after the 2014 major submarine hunt in the Stockholm archipelago. The 2014 hunt did not manage to identify the submarine […]

  • 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 […]

  • 26 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike Stevens visited Berga Naval base, homeport of the 4th Naval Warfare Flotilla, to discuss the importance of enlisted leadership development Aug. 18.   “Leadership development has been, is, and continues to be my number one priority,” said Stevens. “I truly believe that no organization can rise […]

  • 11 April 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Only weeks after visiting her Swedish Navy counterparts from the Royal Swedish Navy’s 31. corvette squadron, German Navy corvette FGS Ludwigshafen am Rhein joined six Swedish ships for a series of maneuvers and drills. In one of the drills, Ludwigshafen am Rhein was to try and enter Swedish coastal waters as far as possible without being detected […]

  • 4 July 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) has contracted Saab to modify and upgrade two Swedish Navy Koster-class mine countermeasures vessels (MCMVs). According to Saab, the order covers the period 2016-2017 and the order value amounts to SEK147 million. Work on the vessels will be undertaken in Karlskrona. The contract includes options for additional orders in 2017-2018 amounting to […]

  • 2 March 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Construction of the Swedish Navy’s special purpose signal intelligence (SIGINT) ship officially got underway with a steel cutting ceremony at the Polish Nauta Shipyard on March 1. The ceremony was also attended by officials from Saab, the Swedish defence group, which awarded the ship construction contract to the Nauta Shipyard in 2017. The special purpose […]

  • 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, […]

  • 28 February 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) has contracted Saab for product support and maintenance of the Swedish Navy’s underwater weapon systems, the company announced on February 28. The contract enables FMV to place orders for product support and maintenance of underwater weapon systems during the period 2017-2019, up to a total value of SEK 236 million […]

  • 21 January 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    In 2015 Swedish Navy joined an organization called the European Amphibious Initiative (EAI) formed by five EU nations in 2000. The initiators were France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the UK. The aim of this organization is to strengthen the interoperability of European forces and optimize and improve European amphibious operations capabilities through training and exercises. […]

  • 21 December 2015
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Swedish defence and security company Saab announced December 18 that it signed a contract with the Swedish Defence Material Administration for the yearly overhaul and modification of the Swedish Navy’s Stockholm-class corvettes.  The two Swedish Navy vessels are HMS Stockholm and HMS Malmö. The announced contract covers the period 2016-2017 while the work on the […]

  • 10 November 2014
    Authorities

    Rear Admiral Jon Thornqvist, Chief of Staff, Royal Swedish Navy along with his delegation is on an official visit to India from 09 – 13 Nov 14 to discuss existing bilateral ties and explore opportunities to enhance Navy to Navy cooperation. The Admiral was received at South Block lawns, November 10, by Admiral RK Dhowan, […]

  • 11 March 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    Swedish Navy’s minesweeper HMS Ulvön (M77) experienced malfunctions during weapon fire tests yesterday south of Ronneby, Sweden. The malfunction resulted in the vessel’s gun swinging and four projectiles being sent in a different direction than intended. Fortunately, the projectiles did not contain any explosives and consisted only of metal. The Navy is currently searching for possible impact […]

  • 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 […]

  • 12 June 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) has contracted Saab for maintenance and support of submarines and submarine rescue systems. According to Saab, the framework agreement covers the time span 2017-2019 and the initial order value amounts to SEK 69 million (approx. US$7.9M). The framework agreement encompasses maintaining and providing the operational availability of the 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 10 July 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) has ordered additional 18 CB90-class fast assault craft from Swedish boat builder Dockstavarvet under a SEK 400 million (approx. US$47.3m) contract. The new combat boats, referred to as Stridsbåt 90HSM (M standing for modernized), will be an improved version of the Stridsbåt 90HS boats already in service with the Swedish Navy. […]

  • 10 October 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    During the visit of Swedish military delegation to Baltic Fleet (BF), Swedish Navy Commander Rear Admiral Jan Thornqvist met with… [mappress] Source: Russian Navy,October 10, 2012; Image: flot

  • 1 March 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    German Navy’s K130 corvette Ludwigshafen am Rhein left her homeport of Warnemünde on February 28 to join her Swedish Navy counterpart for Baltic Sea drills. The Royal Swedish Navy is represented by the Visby-class corvette HMS Härnösand. Sweden is not a NATO member but regularly takes part in exercises with the organization’s member states, including Germany. The […]

  • 15 June 2018
    Industry news, Vessels

    Swedish shipbuilder Saab held a keel laying ceremony for the Swedish Navy’s new signals intelligence (SIGINT) ship. The ceremony took place Friday at the Naval Shipyard, in Gdynia, Poland, and was attended by representatives from Saab, the Polish Armaments Group (PGZ) and invited guests. Saab was awarded the contract to design and build the SIGINT ship, […]

  • 5 December 2012
    Industry news

    In Russia, diesel-electric torpedo submarine S-6 started her last deployment in Aug 1941 is still considered missing in action… [mappress] Source: Russian Navy, December 5, 2012

  • 15 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Defence and security company Saab has received an order from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) to overhaul the Swedish Navy submarine HMS Södermanland. The order covers the period 2014-2016 and is valued at SEK121 million. The order is part of the letter of intent regarding Swedish armed forces’ underwater capabilities, which was announced on […]

  • 19 August 2011
    Industry news

      Singaporean Navy received the first Swedish Archer-class submarine (former Västergötland class), reports Defense Aerospace. Totally, Singapore is to receive two such subs. Earlier on, Singaporean submariners passed training period in Sweden and learned navigation and maintenance of Archer-type subs. The contract for two Västergötland class diesel electric submarines decommissioned from Swedish Navy was tied […]

  • 28 November 2018
    Authorities

    Navy ships deployed to NATO’s Standing Maritime Group One (SNMG1) and Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One (SNMCMG1) stopped in Karlskrona, Sweden, for a port visit from November 23 to 25. The port visit included visits to local military and civilian officials as well as tours of the ships for both local residents and Swedish […]