Naval Weapons

Euronaval 2016: Saab's lightweight torpedo to enter the water in 2017

28 October 2016

Key Points

  • Saab Light Weight Torpedo to enter water at Saab's training facility in 2017
  • The company says it is on track to deliver the system on time to the Royal Swedish Navy

Saab's new lightweight torpedo is due to enter the water for the first time in 2017, the company has confirmed.

Thomas Ljungqvist, from Saab's Underwater Systems business unit, told a media briefing at the Euronaval 2016 exhibition in Paris that the Saab Light Weight Torpedo (SLWT) will begin testing in the water at the company's training facility next year.

He told the briefing that the company is very much focused at this stage on delivering the weapon for its launch customer, the Royal Swedish Navy (RSwN).

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