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Saab delivers new SIGINT-ship HMS Artemis to the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration, FMV

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35 years after her predecessor HMS Orion, HMS Artemis was launched. Today Saab is handing her over to the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration, FMV. She will now be fitted with signal intelligence equipment under the care of the National Defence Radio Establishment (FRA).

"This is an important day in Saab's history, when the shipyard in Karlskrona is delivering the first new constructed ship after Saab's take-over of Kockums ten years ago. The Signal Intelligence capabilities are important for Sweden and today is an important milestone. I am proud of the unique shipbuilding competence that Kockums has demonstrated in this programme and today's delivery is an acknowledgement that Sweden has regained the capability to develop and build world-class ships and boats," said Mats Wicksell, Head of Business Area Kockums, Saab. 

The new ship will have better manueverability and will give the Swedish Armed Forces and The National Defence Radio Establishment personnel a better living environment onboard, with a higher standard. In addition, her electromagnetic compatibility, or EMC-capabilities will be improved. This means that the number of disrupting signals that the ship makes will be reduced.

In addition to the signal to the Signals Intelligence equipment installed by FRA, the ship is equipped with sensors for naval intelligence.

HMS Artemis will replace HMS Orion.


Length: 74.6m

Width: 14.0m

Gross Tonnage: 3000 tonnes

35 cabins, 40 bunks

4 diesel generators, 990kW