Saab wins FMV order for tactical data link delivery to Swedish Navy

15 February 2018 (Last Updated February 15th, 2018 11:42)

The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration, FMV, has contracted Saab for the delivery of multi-tactical data links to the Swedish Navy.

Saab wins FMV order for tactical data link delivery to Swedish Navy
A Swedish Navy vessel. Credit: Saab AB.

The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration, FMV, has contracted Saab for the delivery of multi-tactical data links to the Swedish Navy.

Saab will be responsible for upgrading the Swedish Navy platforms with data links such as Link 16 (L16) and Link 22 (L22) under the deal, which features a total order value of Skr148m ($18.39m).

The multi tactical data links are expected to facilitate enhanced co-operation and communication between the Swedish Navy and other nations during missions at sea.

"The integration of the tactical data links into the Saab 9LV CMS on-board the navy’s surface warfare vessels will further strengthen Swedish Navy’s operational capability."

In addition, the Saab 9LV Combat Management System (CMS) will be modified as part of the initiative.

Saab Surveillance Business Area senior vice-president and head Anders Carp said: “The integration of the tactical data links into the Saab 9LV CMS on-board the navy’s surface warfare vessels will further strengthen Swedish Navy’s operational capability.”

The L16 is currently used by Nato and associated countries to enable the secure exchange of tactical information between military aircraft, navy vessels and ground forces in near real-time.

The L22 multi tactical data link primarily functions for maritime purposes and complements the L16.

Saab’s 9LV CMS has been designed as command and control centre for many advanced surface ships and submarines.

The system provides naval forces with enhanced operational capabilities to support all mission types in environments ranging from littorals to open ocean spaces.