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Sweden to Order Two A26 New Generation Submarines to Boost Swedish Navy in ASW Field
 
According to news agency AFP (citing Swedish government representatives) Sweden will order two diesel-electric submarines totaling 886 million euros to boost the Swedish Navy anti-submarine warfare capabilities. The decision follows the failed attempts to track and locate an unknown submarine in Swedish waters a few months ago.
According to news agency AFP (citing Swedish government representatives) Sweden will order two diesel-electric submarines totaling 886 million euros to boost the Swedish Navy anti-submarine warfare capabilities. The decision follows the failed attempts to track and locate an unknown submarine in Swedish waters a few months ago.
 
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Naval Defense Industry News - Sweeden
 
 
 
Sweden to Order Two A26 New Generation Submarines to Boost Swedish Navy in ASW Field
 
According to news agency AFP (citing Swedish government representatives) Sweden will order two diesel-electric submarines totaling 886 million euros to boost the Swedish Navy anti-submarine warfare capabilities. The decision follows the failed attempts to track and locate an unknown submarine in Swedish waters a few months ago.
     
According to news agency AFP (citing Swedish government representatives) Sweden will order two diesel-electric submarines totaling 886 million euros to boost the Swedish Navy anti-submarine warfare capabilities. The decision follows the failed attempts to track and locate an unknown submarine in Swedish waters a few months ago. Saab new generation SSK Kockums A26, will be designed for mainly littoral operations but will also possess ocean-going capabilities. Picture: Saab
     
"The order... will ensure Sweden's underwater capacity beyond 2030," Defence Minister Peter Hultqvist said in a statement. "Underwater capacity is a central part of Sweden's defence in peace time, as well as during emergencies and war," the ministry added.

The two new generation A 26 submarines to be produced by Saab have a maximum price tag of 8.2 billion kronor ($945 million, 886 million euros). They are set to be delivered by 2022 at the latest.

Last week the government announced a 6.2 billion-kronor hike in defence spending largely focused on upgrading its capacity to detect and intercept submarines.