The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) has placed a first-ever order with Saab for the life extension of the heavyweight torpedo system
The heavyweight torpedo life extension programme mainly comprises a review of the system, modifications and enhancements. The order also includes preparations for upcoming stages of the life extension programme.
“We are proud to continue to support and strengthen the capability of the Swedish navy. This order ensures future development of the heavyweight torpedo, with the possibility for the Torpedo 62 to remain in operation with the Swedish Navy until the mid-2040,” says Görgen Johansson, head of Saab’s business area Dynamics.
Deliveries for the 485 MSEK order will take place during 2020-2024.
The heavyweight torpedo systemTorpedo 62 is used against surface and underwater targets.
It is equipped with an advanced propulsion system with high capacity and long endurance, combined with an advanced target seeker, developed for the Swedish Navy’s operational area
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