Steel Cutting Ceremony for Polish Navy’s SIGINT ship at Remontowa Shipbuilding Shipyard
April 27, the Polish Remontowa shipyard cut the first steel for a new SIGINT ship, officially beginning the production of the first vessel for the Polish Navy. In November 2022 Saab and the Polish State Treasury Armament Agency signed a contract for two Signal Intelligence ships (SIGINT) for Poland.
Saab Kockums AB carries the total responsibility of the delivery of the ships including integration of the entire mission system. Remontowa Shipbuilding S.A is responsible for the construction of ready-to-operate ships and necessary tests, including Harbor Acceptance Test (HAT) and Sea Acceptance Test (SAT).
“The steel cutting ceremony is an important milestone. We are proud to have been chosen as supplier for the Polish Navy as they are reinforcing their signal intelligence capabilities and we work in close cooperation with Remontowa Shipyard on the programme. The ceremony coincides with the delivery of the SIGINT ship HMS Artemis to the Swedish Defence Material Administration. The added signals intelligence capabilities for Sweden as well as Poland will be important to continue safeguarding the Baltic Sea,” said Mats Wicksell, Head of Saab BA Kockums.
The two new SIGINT vessels will replace ORP Navigator and ORP Hydrograf, built in 1975 and 1976 respectively, and delivery is planned during 2027.
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