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Visby corvette and Gotland submarine carry out first SLWT firings

9th June 2020 - 08:00 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London

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The ongoing development of Saab’s Lightweight Torpedo (SLWT) has moved a step closer to serial production, with the first test firings from the Gotland-class submarine HSwMS Gotland and Visby-class corvette HSwMS Karlstad in February and March this year.

Taking place in sea ranges on Sweden’s Baltic Sea coast, the tests were designed to prove launch capability from two platforms that the SWLT will be integrated onto in the coming years.

SLWT is expected to be in service with the Visby corvettes by late 2022 and with the Gotland submarines possibly in early-2023. 

In addition, the upgraded Gavle-class

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