Sweden signs torpedo development deal with Finland

13 March 2018

Work in support of a bilateral co-operation agreement between Sweden and Finland has begun, which will result in various types of torpedo development for anti-submarine warfare (ASW) operations.

Building on a deal for Sweden’s Saab Dynamics to provide Finland with the New Lightweight Torpedo (NLT) weapon for the navy’s Hamina-class fast attack craft under the service’s Squadron 2000 mid-life upgrade programme, the two nations agreed in January to carry out further work in the ASW domain, and an inaugural meeting to organise this has taken place.

A steering committee has been established, Sweden’s Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) says, which will monitor the various developments and act alongside a working group.

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