Saab has launched a new spy ship SIGINT for the Royal Swedish Navy.
Saab was awarded the contract to design and build the SIGINT ship by the Swedish Material Defence Administration (FMV) in 2017. The SIGINT will replace the Swedish Navy’s existing ship, HMS Orion.
Subsequently Saab selected Nauta Shiprepair Yard, part of Polish Armaments Group (PGZ) Group, to construct, launch and perform the sea trials of the ship.
The Swedish Rear Admiral, Jens Nykvist, announced that the new SIGINT ship will be given the name HMS Artemis. The first steel cutting took place in March 2018 followed by the keel-laying only three months later. The new ship is 74 metres long with displacement of 2,200 tonnes.