Saab has made the first deliveries of the Saab Lightweight Torpedo to Sweden’s defence procurement agency (FMV). The FMV is now undertaking final verification of the torpedo system to ensure it meets their requirements, before commissioning with the Royal Swedish Navy. The new lightweight torpedo was ordered by Sweden in 2016, and by Finland in 2018.
The Saab Lightweight Torpedo, named Torped 47 by the Swedish Armed Forces, is Sweden’s new lightweight torpedo system for defence against foreign submarines. The torpedo is intended primarily for Swedish submarines and Visby corvettes, but it is also prepared for integration on helicopters.