Swedish Navy to receive Trackfire remote weapon stations from Saab
The Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) has contracted Saab to deliver Trackfire remote weapon stations (RWS) for the Swedish Navy.
The financial details of the deal have not been disclosed.
Saab is expected to supply several batches of RWSs and provide integration and in-service support under the contract, which also includes options for additional systems.
The Trackfire RWS will be installed on to the new Combat Boat 90 (CB90 HSM) for the Amphibious Forces, which is the coastal defence arm of the Swedish Navy.
Saab Surveillance head Anders Carp said: “This is further proof of the Trackfire RWS’s position in a fiercely competitive market; with high-tech innovation, the system is flexible, while maintaining high levels of precision and performance.
“This order is an important milestone and confirms our customer’s confidence in Saab and our product.”
Delivery of the first batch is slated to take place from the third quarter of 2018 to Q3 2019.
The Trackfire RWS belongs to Saab’s family of Fire Control products and is included together with the Combat vehicle 90 gunners sight Universal Tank and Anti-Aircraft System (UTAAS) and Pintle mount products.
It is capable of being integrated on both land and naval platforms, and has been specifically designed to offer flexibility in order to meet customers’ requirements when using different combinations of sensors, weapons and integrations across various platforms.
The Trackfire RWS features a stabilised independent line of sight (SILOS) and the option to mount a coaxial weapon, which allows users to meet requirements for scalable effects.
Image: Trackfire RWS will equip the Swedish Navy’s new Combat Boat 90 (CB90 HSM). Photo: courtesy of Saab.