Defence and security company Saab welcomes the Swedish Minister of Defence, Peter Hultqvist’s, announcement to invest in two submarines of the next-generation, A26, of a total amount of SEK 8.2 billion. The Swedish minister made the announcement in Karlskrona, Sweden.
Hultqvist announced that the government, today, intends to give a mandate to the Armed Forces to order two submarines.
Saab has not received any order on production of the new submarine, but Saab looks forward to the discussions, which will lead to an agreement and order for A26. This will be a part of an earlier signed letter of intent.
Saab and FMV (The Swedish Defence Material Administration) signed a letter of intent in June 2014 regarding the Swedish Armed Forces’ underwater capability for the period 2015-2024. The letter of intent comprises support, development, design and production of submarines and other underwater systems, corresponding to potential orders of approximately SEK 11.2 billion, provided that necessary decisions are made.