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October 01, 2014
Sweden orders submarine overhaul
Linkoping, Sweden (UPI) Sep 29, 2014
Swedish company Saab is to overhaul HMS Halland, a Gotland-class submarine commissioned in 1997. The work was contracted by the Swedish Defense Materiel Administration. It is worth about $17.9 million. Saab said the overhaul will include all the necessary measures to ensure the submarine's operational availability. The company will also define future needs for the ship's maintenance, which could result in additional work being contracted separately during the period. "Maintenance ... read more

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