Saab will look into Sweden’s request for information in early September for a military requirement to beef up its Amphibious Corps’ coastal defense capabilities, a company spokesperson told Defense News. The report said Saab has already supplied several variants of its RBS15 missile to the Swedish Navy.
Norwegian defense contractor Kongsberg also expressed interest in the Swedish solicitation. Hans Jorn Kongelf, vice president for business development within the missile systems division at Kongsberg, told Defense News that the company will “most likely participate” if Sweden extends an invitation to the planned tender.
Kongsberg believes the price and technical specs of its Naval Strike Missile anti-ship and land-attack missile, on show at DSEI 2023 in London this week, is a strong offering for the Swedes.
The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration seeks information on short-range, anti-ship missile or surface-to-surface missile systems that will enable the corps’ battalions to strike sea and land targets and ensure the security of the country’s maritime assets.
The new RFI follows the Swedish materiel administration’s awarding of a contract in May to local shipbuilder Swede Ship Marine AB for the purchase of eight new vessels with artillery capabilities as part of an Amphibious Corps buildup.