Production begins on joint Saab/PGZ SIGINT ship for Sweden

02 March 2018

The first steel has been cut on a signals intelligence (SIGINT) ship for the Swedish Navy, Saab announced on 1 March. The vessel, which is being constructed at Poland’s Nauta Shipyard, is the product of a joint memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the Swedish company and Poland’s Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ), which was signed in October 2016.

The start of construction follows what Saab describes as “intense co-operation” between itself and the Nauta Shipyard.

Vice-president of Nauta Shipyard’s board, Adam Potrykus, said: “We were originally chosen by Saab as a trusted partner in shipbuilding after a long selection process. Similar to our Swedish partner we are happy to have performed the first steel cutting for the ship.

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