Saab, Polish Naval Shipyard in Pact for Submarine Program


Saab has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with the Naval Shipyard S.A. in Gdynia, Poland to co-operate for jointly offering naval solutions, including submarines for the Polish Navy.

Naval Shipyard has previously performed many complex shipbuilding projects including the production of vessels, superstructures and hulls for a number of international clients. It is also involved in the production of the Polish Navy’s new patrol vessel, Ślązak, Saab announced today.

“For Saab, cooperation with local partners ensures that the delivery of our solutions produces benefits for our clients and, importantly, that the transfer of know-how involves local industry,” says Jason Howard, Country Manager Poland, Saab.

“The Polish Navy is engaged in a serious modernisation effort, which includes the construction of several new classes of ships, and plans for the country to obtain three submarines. Saab’s surface and underwater solutions can cater to these needs,” Howard added.

Saab’s maritime product footprint in Poland includes the supply of RBS15 Mk3 missiles and Sea Giraffe radars for the Polish Navy’s fast attack vessels, providing the force with an effective long-range strike capability for sea and land engagement. Recently, Saab’s Double Eagle MCM system was selected for the Navy’s newly built mine hunting ship, the Kormoran II.