Saab has received an order worth SEK147 million from the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) to modify and upgrade two Swedish Navy Koster-class mine countermeasures vessels (MCMVs).
Saab will upgrade and modify of two of Sweden’s Koster-class MCMVs. The contract includes options for additional orders in 2017-2018 amounting to a further SEK139 million, if exercised. Work on the vessels will be undertaken in Karlskrona.
The contract covers mission system modifications and upgrades, upgrade of the propulsion system plus modernisation of CBRN (chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear) detection and protection capabilities.
“Sweden is a world leader in mine countermeasures. We have a long tradition of constructing mine countermeasures vessels with glass fibre hulls. This material not only gives excellent operational capabilities but also provides high availability and low lifecycle costs,” says Gunnar Wieslander, head of Saab business unit Saab Kockums.
The Koster-class MCMVs are part of a series of vessels launched at Karlskronavarvet during the 1980s. They were modified in the beginning of the 2000s to add new capabilities, including remotely operated vehicles (ROVs). Along with traditional mine-hunting, sweeping and clearance tasks, the vessels can also assist in anti-submarine operations.
Saab has offered to design, develop, manufacture and maintain Gripen NG multi-role fighter aircraft in India through transfer of technology. Saab has also set out a plan within Indias Make in India initiative, which will include transfer of technology; setting up of an aerospace eco-system in India, including a manufacturing facility; creation of a local supplier base; employment of a well-trained Indian workforce in engineering and manufacturing, the company said in a statement Wednesday
Saab is ready to invest in setting up manufacturing and training facilities for fighter jets and missiles in India. Saab is buoyed by the recent visit of India's Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha at the company's Linköping production plant in Sweden on 10 June this year
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