The Visby class Corvette project delivered
The entire series of five ships have been delivered to and accepted into full service by the Swedish Armed Forces and the Royal Swedish Navy (RSwN). The Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) have recently executed final delivery of the project. During the project SSPA has supported FMV with expertise and consultancy services in a number of technical areas.
This work started in 1989 through 1991 with work performed on the research on new hull forms and propulsion principles in the demonstrator project HMS Smyge.
In the early phases of the Visby-project SSPA performed studies, simulations and tank trials focusing on the design of the hull and propulsion of the revolutionary light weight carbon fibre reinforced sandwich structure. A very important part of these studies were focused on means and designs to combine extremely low underwater signatures with very good seakeeping and resistance in both high and low speed operation.
Since the projects early phase SSPA has also delivered services to FMV in a number of areas. Among these were the post as Project Manager for the design of the entire ship system (weapons- sensors- and combat management systems excluded). We have also performed critical studies on weight- and center of gravity, supported with studies on design- and integration to reach the requirements for low signatures both above and under water. SSPA also contributed to solutions to enable full regulation fulfillment for the ships and have served as coordinators for the arrangement on the multi-mission weapons deck.
SSPA are proud to have been part of the project and stand ready to support in coming surface combatant projects and programs.
Read more at The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) website and view their video where the Project Managers talks about the project and the product Visby-class corvette (in Swedish)
Photo: The Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV)