DSEI 2017

Trackfire on the move [DSEI17D3]

14 September 2017

Swedish defence and security company Saab (Stand N2-230) has been contracted by the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) to supply its Trackfire remote weapon station (RWS) for Royal Swedish Navy (RSwN) assault craft.

The Trackfire RWS will equip the new Combat Boat 90 (CB90 HSM) on order for the Amphibious Corps. Dockstavarvet is under contract from FMV to build 18 CB90 HSM boats with delivery running from 2018 to early 2020.

Strengthened to perform beachings at high speed, the new 15m welded aluminium craft will be based on the existing CB90 design but will be fitted with larger engines and modern electronics, plus the Trackfire RWS.

Saab’s contract includes batch deliveries of an undisclosed number of Trackfire systems, with options for additional quantities, including integration and in-service support. The first batch will be delivered between the third quarter of 2018 and the third quarter of 2019.

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