Saab press release
The total order value corresponds to approximately EUR 620 million with deliveries planned during 2027. The order is expected to be booked by Saab before year end.
A SIGINT ship is used to support the acquisition of intelligence data across the full spectrum of naval intelligence capabilities. Saab will serve as prime contractor, designing and producing the two ships including the integration of advanced mission systems. The ships will be built by subcontractor Remontowa Shipbuilding SA in Poland.
“We are proud that Poland has selected Saab as a partner in naval intelligence ship systems. We will contribute with our capabilities by building advanced platforms with world-leading sensors, fully integrating complete mission systems, where we have long experience,” says Saab’s President and CEO Micael Johansson.
The effectiveness of the contract is subject to the fulfilment of certain financial conditions. All conditions are expected to be fulfilled by the end of 2022.
Naval News comments:
Saab recently started sea trials of Artemis, Sweden’s future SIGINT ship. The vessel was launched in PGZ Stocznia Wojenna in Gdynia, Poland on April 17, 2019. The ships for Poland will likely be based on Artemis.