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Out with the old, in with the new, as Royal Swedish Navy continues upgrade processes

22nd May 2020 - 17:30 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London

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As the Royal Swedish Navy looks to secure its current and future surface and sub-surface capabilities two programmes, the mid-life upgrades (MLU) to the Visby-class corvettes and Gotland-class submarines, will be key to this aim.

With the first of the Visby class commissioned into service in 2009, the five corvettes will have to undergo an MLU to identify and rectify mechanical or technical issues and address any obsolescence concerns. 

In an April financial performance briefing, defence company Saab noted that preparations were underway regarding the Visby class MLU, while good progress had reportedly been made on the A26

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