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Defence and security company Saab has received an order from the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) for the upgrade and enhancement of the heavyweight torpedo system, Torpedo 62. The deliveries will take place during 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.
“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”, says Agneta Kammeby, head of business unit Underwater Systems within Saab business area Dynamics.
The Torpedo 62 is an advanced heavyweight torpedo for combating surface targets. The Torpedo 62 is equipped with an advanced propulsion system capable of high speed and long endurance together with a state of the art homing system.
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