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First CB90 HSM delivered to Swedish FMV

28th October 2019 - 11:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The first CB90 HSM rapid attack boat has been delivered to the Swedish defense material administration (FMV) by Dockstavarvet, part of Saab.

The FMV has ordered 18 CB90s for the Swedish Navy. The 16.3m CB90 HSM is the newest version of the type, with an all-new driveline including an adjusted placement of the engine; along with new jets, new combat management system and sensors for surveillance.

The vessel is fitted with the Trackfire remote weapon system, which provides a stabilised independent line of sight. As the independently stabilised sensor module is decoupled from the weapon's axes, the operator is able to maintain the line of sight on the target and reduce target acquisition times. Trackfire also allows improved surveillance capabilities through IR cameras. 

Fredrik Hyllengren, project manager at FMV, said: ‘We’re looking at completely new capabilities. While the older versions are very fine boats, they are more like transportation vehicles in comparison to the new model, taking troops from one point to another. With these upgrades we have completely new operational capabilities in terms of surveillance, fire power, tactical awareness and the ability to act when needed.’

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