Saab Secures $38M Next-Gen Combat Boat Contract From Sweden - M5 Dergi
Defence NewsÖne Çıkan

Saab Secures $38M Next-Gen Combat Boat Contract From Sweden

Abone Ol 

Saab has secured a $38-million contract from the Swedish government to supply 10 next-generation combat boats.

The boats will be based on the company’s CB90 fast assault craft, currently in service with the Swedish Navy.

Work on the contract will begin this year at Saab’s Docksta shipyard, with deliveries expected “over the coming years.”

According to company official Mats Wicksell, the advanced combat vessels will support a variety of missions, including maritime patrol and countering surface threats.

“We are proud that Saab’s naval capabilities continue to contribute to Sweden’s defense,” he said.

Earlier this year, Saab announced a collaborative agreement with Babcock to develop another class of surface combatants for the Swedish Navy.

About the CB90

Information about the new combat boat is scarce, but the CB90 it will be based on is known for its speed, agility, and versatility.

It can transport up to 21 fully-equipped troops, or half of an amphibious infantry platoon.

Powered by two diesel engines, the lightweight craft can reach 40 knots (74 kilometers/46 miles per hour) in shallow coastal waters.

Its operational range is listed at 240 nautical miles (276 miles/444 kilometers).

The new combat boats under order will include lightweight polyethylene lining for enhanced ballistic protection, similar to that on the CB90.

Weapons options will include Browning M2HB machine guns, Mk19 grenade launchers, and various naval mines.

Abone Ol 

Related Articles

Abone Ol 
Back to top button