Swedish aerospace and defense company Saab has delivered the new signals intelligence (SIGINT) ship HMS Artemis to the Swedish Defense Materiel Administration (FMV).
The ship was designed and built by Saab Kockums, a subsidiary of Saab, and is equipped with advanced technologies for SIGINT operations.
The HMS Artemis is set to replace the aging HMS Orion, and will provide the Swedish Armed Forces and the National Defence Radio Establishment with intelligence-gathering capabilities at sea.
The upcoming vessel boasts improved maneuverability, and upgraded living conditions for personnel aboard. Additionally, the ship’s electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) capabilities have been enhanced to minimize disruptive signals generated by the vessel.
“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,” Mats Wicksell, head of business area Kockums Saab, said.
HMS Artemis has been equipped with sensors to gather valuable naval intelligence. The vessel measures 74.6 meters in length and 14 meters in width, with a gross tonnage of 3000 tonnes. HMS Artemis features 35 cabins and 40 bunks, as well as four diesel generators, producing a total of 990kW of power.
The ship will play a crucial role in Sweden’s maritime surveillance and security operations, as well as contributing to international peacekeeping efforts.