Defence and security company Saab announced December 22 that it received an order from the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) for the upgrade and enhancement of the heavyweight torpedo system, Torpedo 62.
The company said the deliveries would take place during the period 2016-2017.
The order comes under the terms of the Letter of Intent (LoI), signed between Saab and FMV on June 9 2014, regarding support for the Swedish Armed Force´s underwater capabilities. With this order the Torpedo 62 system will be upgraded with new and enhanced functionalities. The contract also includes an option for additional orders.
Agneta Kammeby, head of business unit Underwater Systems within Saab business area Dynamics, explained: “Saab develops the systems together with its customers in order to meet the challenges that they face. We have a very strong relationship with FMV and through this order, we will deliver a modern and powerful torpedo system”.
The company says the Torpedo 62 is a heavy weight torpedo for combating surface targets and which can be launched from both submarines and surface vessels.