Naval Weapons

Finland receives interim Torpedo System 45

09 October 2019

Finland has received Torpedo System 45 lightweight torpedo assets on loan from Sweden for installation on board the Hamina-class strike craft FNS Tornio .

The loan arrangement forms part of a wider bilateral co-operation, formalised by Sweden’s Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) and the Finnish Defence Forces Logistic Command in early 2018, that also covers the new Torpedo System 47. Originally developed by Saab Dynamics for the Royal Swedish Navy, the Torpedo System 47 is also being supplied to the Finnish Navy’s Hamina-class (Squadron 2000) mid-life upgrade programme.

As well as co-operative development and procurement of the Torpedo System 47, the bilateral arrangement also includes the loan of existing Torpedo System 45 assets to establish an interim capability.

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