HMS Visby

Swedish Navy - corvette HMS Visby

The Visby class is the latest class of corvette to be adopted by the Swedish Navy after the Göteborg and Stockholm-class corvettes. The ship's design heavily emphasizes low visibility, radar cross-section and infrared signature. The first ship in the class is named after Visby, the main city on the island of Gotland. The class has received widespread international attention because of its capabilities as a stealth ship.
The ships are designed by Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) and built by Kockums AB. The first ship of the class was launched in 2000 and since then the construction was fraught with repeated delays. Finally in December 2009, the first two ships of the class were delivered to the Swedish Navy by the FMV, albeit with greatly reduced operational capability.
Name: Visby class
Builders: Kockums
Operators:
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Swedish Navy
Preceded by: Göteborg class
Cost: $184 Million
In commission: 16 December 2009
Planned: 6
Completed: 5
Cancelled: 1
Active:
  • HSwMS Visby
  • HSwMS Helsingborg
  • HSwMS Härnösand
  • HSwMS Nyköping
  • HSwMS Karlstad
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visby-class_corvette
 

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