AN engineering company has won a contract with a major European transport manufacturer.

Analox Military Systems (AMS) has secured a deal with the Swedish manufacturer Saab to work on two Gotland-class submarines.

The company, which is based in Stokesley, North Yorkshire, is creating an “atmosphere monitoring system” for the submarines.

The system will ensure that levels of carbon monoxide, which can be emitted from chilled water, remain at a safe level.

Gotland-class submarines are part of the Swedish navy and were the first ever non-nuclear submarines to feature air independent propulsion – which allows them to remain underwater for longer, potentially up to a number of weeks.

Last year, Saab signed a contract with the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration, a government agency that reports to the country’s Ministry of Defence, to upgrade the country’s current submarines.

Vicky Brown, sales and marketing director for AMS, said: “We are very proud to have been awarded this contract to assist with the upgrade of two of the Swedish navy’s Gotland- class boats.

“These submarines will receive improvements necessary to meet future operational requirements, including an overhaul and upgrade of the combat system.

“Our solid partnership with Saab allows us to work efficiently to provide the technology needed for the upgrade project” she added.

The project is already underway, and the two Gotland-class submarines are expected to be ready for use by the Swedish Defence Material Administration by the end of 2019.

Mel Smith, marketing executive at AMS, said: “Saab is the largest manufacturer in the military market and it is a great way of expanding our brand.

“In terms of potential, it will hopefully lead to many more opportunities in the future” she added.

Ms Smith said AMS are continuing to grow their workforce, adding that they are currently looking for a new project manager.

AMS is a division of the Analox Group - which specialises in the design and manufacture of gas monitoring systems for use by the military and other organisations who work in hostile environments.

The company, which was created in 2011 and currently employs 73 people, has also become a trusted supplier naval bases across the world.

AMS previously won a contract to supply the Norwegian navy with carbon monoxide monitoring equipment for six submarines, and also signed a deal with China-based Beijing Huaputai Science and Technology, a supplier to the medical and military sector.

The company has also become a trusted supplier to the British, US, Dutch and Canadian navies.