Saab Completes Modernization of Submarine Uppland

June 19, 2019 – The relaunch of H(SW)MS Uppland took place today. Two of the Gotland-class submarines have now concluded comprehensive mid-life upgrades (MLU) and are equipped to face the challenges of tomorrow. The relaunch of a second Air Independent Propulsion (AIP) submarine within 12 months illustrate the skills and capacity of a world-class shipyard. Saab is one of few companies in the world capable of running mid-life upgrades while in parallel developing the next generation of AIP submarines. Saab’s modular philosophy provides the customer with a fleet of submarines…

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New Swedish Submarines Named

January 15, 2019 – It will be Skåne and Blekinge who will name the two new submarines that FMV will deliver to the Swedish Navy 2024 and 2025. Providing submarines names by coastal landscape is a tradition where the names are proposed by the Navy and approved by the king, in the form of a so-called appreciation. The final decision is made by the naval manager. The production of the new submarines is in full swing at the supplier Saab’s shipyard in Karlskrona. The design for A26 is based on…

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NATO ships Visit Sweden

November 27, 2018 – The ships of Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) and Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One (SNMCMG1) conducted a port visit in Karlskrona, Sweden 23 to 25 November. The port visit included visits to local military and civilian officials as well as tours of the ships for both local residents and Swedish military personnel. Sweden is a NATO Partner nation and NATO ships regularly call on ports in Sweden as part of their routine patrols in the Baltic Sea. These port visits allow the crews to…

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Sea Trials Commence of Upgraded Submarine Gotland

October 23, 2018 (Google Translation) – On Friday October 19 His Swedish Majesty Ship (HSwMS) Gotland started its sea trials at the Saab shipyard in Karlskrona, after a comprehensive Mid-Life Upgrade (MLU) to ensure its operational service to Sweden beyond 2025. HSwMS Gotland is the first of two submarines being upgraded with the mid-life modifications, which consist of upgrades of onboard systems and technology, sustaining the submarine’s operational capability to meet future naval challenges. “The sea trials mark an important phase in the MLU project. This is the first time…

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H(SW)MS Gotland Relaunched After Mid-Life Upgrade

After a comprehensive mid-life upgrade (MLU) to meet tomorrow’s naval challenges, H(SW)MS Gotland has been relaunched and is ready to start her sea trials. Strategically important in a nation’s defence, submarines are designed to operate for decades in challenging environments whilst remaining adaptable given the advance of technology and future threats. To keep them at the cutting-edge of technology, Sweden’s Gotland-class submarines have received regular overhauls and upgrades during their operational life. Due to this MLU, Gotland submarine has capabilities that will be found in the next generation of Swedish…

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