On April 27, the Polish Remontowa shipyard cut the first steel for a new SIGINT ship, officially beginning the production of the first vessel for the Polish Navy. In November 2022 Saab and the Polish State Treasury Armament Agency signed a contract for two Signal Intelligence ships (SIGINT) for Poland. Shipbuilding contract was commissioned to the Remontowa Shipbuilding shipyard by Swedish company Saab Kockums AB, which signed a contract with the Armament Agency for the design, construction, delivery and logistic support of two Signal Intelligence ships within “Delfin” program for the Polish Navy.
On November 25, 2022, Saab announced that a contract had been signed with the Polish Ministry of Defense’s procurement authority Armament Agency for the design, production and support of two SIGINT ships for Poland. The agreement has now entered into force as all conditions have been met. As a result, Saab has today booked a value of approximately SEK 6.7 billion in order intake. Saab will be the main supplier and will design and be responsible for the production of the two ships, as well as integrating advanced mission systems on board. The ships will be built by Polish subcontractor Remontowa Shipbuilding SA. Deliveries are planned for 2027.
A Signal Intelligence (SIGINT) ship is used to support the acquisition of intelligence data across the full spectrum of naval intelligence capabilities. Saab will serve as prime contractor, designing and producing the two ships including the integration of advanced mission systems. The ships will be built by subcontractor Remontowa Shipbuilding SA in Poland. The effectiveness of the contract is subject to the fulfilment of certain financial conditions. All conditions are expected to be fulfilled by the end of 2022.
Remontowa Shipbuilding S.A. is responsible for the construction of ready-to-operate ships and the carrying out of all necessary tests, including conducting a full range of HAT and SAT sea dock tests. Signal Intelligence Ships (SIGINT) under the codename “Delfin” are designed to support the acquisition of intelligence data across the full spectrum of naval intelligence capabilities. They will replace reconnaissance ships of project 863 currently operated by the Navy: ORP Navigator and ORP Hydrograf built in 1975 and 1976 respectively in Northern Shipyard named after of “Bohaterów Westerplatte” in Gda?sk, now Remontowa Shipbuilding.