Saab has received new orders from FMV regarding submarine upgrades. The orders include a lifetime extension of HSwMS Södermanland, as well as new batteries and battery development. The total order value is SEK 470 million (~$44 million).
The lifetime extension means that the submarine HSwMS Södermanland will receive around 50 modifications, prolonging and enhancing her operability for a further six years. The orders also include an exchange of batteries for the Swedish Navy’s current submarine fleet, as well as a project focusing on battery development, to ensure capabilities both at present and long-term.
“We are proud to be a trusted partner to FMV in securing submarine capabilities for the Swedish Navy. These orders give us the opportunity to continuously plan for the best way forward together with the customer.”