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New SIGINT vessel ordered for Sweden

13th April 2017 - 13:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Saab will deliver a special purpose ship for signals intelligence (SIGINT) to the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) under a contract announced on 11 April.

The contract will see Saab design, construct and deliver a SIGINT vessel that will be used for the interception and analysis of radio transmitted signals.

The $80.7 million order covers the period from 2017 to 2020.

Sweden's existing vessel, HMS Orion, was launched in 1984, and has been upgraded several times at Saab's shipyard in Karlskrona.

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