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FMV kicks off Torped 62 life extension with Saab

9th July 2020 - 16:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Swedish defence procurement agency FMV has placed its initial order with Saab for life extension of the Torped 62 heavyweight torpedo system.

Deliveries under the SEK485 million ($52.9 million) order will take place from 2020 to 2024, Saab stated.

The life extension programme mainly comprises a review of the system, modifications and enhancements.

The order for Saab also includes preparations for upcoming stages of the life extension programme. 

‘This order ensures future development of the heavyweight torpedo', said Görgen Johansson, head of Saab Dynamics. It could enable Torped 62 to remain in operation with the Swedish Navy until the mid-2040s.

Torped 62 features an advanced propulsion system with high capacity and long endurance, combined with an advanced target seeker.  

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