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Saab Lightweight Torpedo

Achieve littoral supremacy with the Saab Lightweight Torpedo (SLWT). Our anti-submarine warfare (ASW) solution that gives you total control within the challenging littoral environments.

Legendary littoral supremacy

Originally developed for the Swedish Navy, SLWT is based on over 100 years of underwater systems experience. As a result, the best-in-class torpedo is primed for today and tomorrow’s challenges. It performs equally well in both shallow and blue water, as well as under cold, warm and brackish conditions.

SLWT boasts a fully digital homing system, wire-guided and fire-and-forget operation and adapts to various harsh hydroacoustic conditions. Launchable from multiple platforms, it will ensure your success in any environment.

Launch platforms


Torpedo journey

Explore the capabilities of SLWT in the interactive infographic

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First firings of Saab's Lighweight Torpedo

In 2020, Saab together with Swedish Defence Materiel Organisation (FMV) and Swedish Armed Forces conducted the first firings from a corvette and a submarine at sea ranges outside Karlskrona, on Sweden’s east coast in the Baltic Sea.

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Did you know...

Saab's Lightweight Torpedo is the only lightweight torpedo in development, meaning it is also the most modern lightweight torpedo in the world today. Here are some more interesting facts about Saab's Lightweight Torpedo you may not already know.

  • The lightweight torpedo utilizes acoustic reflections to sense the prescence of underwater objects, much like whales do
  • The internal lithium based storage battery contains more energy than the explosive warhead does
  • A torpedo can be monitored and controlled from a distance of several kilometers via a thin copper wire
SLWT can be launched from four types of platforms
Torpedo launched from a naval vessel
Torpedo at Baltic Sea

A torpedo for tomorrow’s needs

With naval warfare rapidly evolving, today's armed forces need torpedoes that are both easy to control and highly adaptable. Saab's new torpedo system now under development for the toughest environment in the world, the Baltic Sea, addresses these key challenges.

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Johan Strandlund
Head of Marketing & Sales


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