GOTLAND (GLD) class SS Weapon Systems // Ships // Submarines

Country of Origin: Sweden

These Swedish-built submarines are developments of the VASTERGOTLAND-class (Type A-17) submarine that entered service in 1988/1989. They were built to replace the four SJOORMEN-class boats (subsequently sold to Singapore). They are designed to operate against surface ships and submarines. The GOTLAND-class submarines were originally ordered on March 28, 1990. The order was modified on Sept. 5, 1991 to incorporate the V4-275R Stirling-cycle external-combustion engines (air-independent...


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