The keel-laying ceremony for the Royal Swedish Navy’s (RSwN’s) new signals intelligence (SIGINT) vessel took place at the PGZ Group-owned Nauta Shipyard in Gdynia, Poland, on 15 June, building on an agreement signed between the two companies in 2016 to facilitate work on naval programmes.
The Swedish FMV defence procurement agency selected Saab for the development of the SIGINT vessel in 2017, after which it subcontracted Nauta to construct, launch, and carry our early sea trials of the ship.
“Special purpose ships are primarily used for the interception and analysis of radio-transmitted signals and need to be highly reliable and available,” Gunnar Wieslander, head of Saab Kockums, said.
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