Saab offers four Expeditionary Submarines to Netherlands

Sweden based Saab has submitted its proposal for the replacement of Netherland’s current submarines. The proposal comprises four advanced Expeditionary Submarines C718 with the latest innovations and technologies.

Further, these will be build in cooperation with Dutch shipbuilder Damen Shipyards Group.

Saab and Dutch shipbuilder Damen Shipyards Group have cooperated since 2015 and the offer to build submarines to replace the Dutch Walrus-class is a balanced cooperation between the Netherlands and Sweden.

Saab’s offered solution is based on a successful, proven and future-proof design.

The submarines will incorporate the latest capabilities and technologies, whilst its truly modular design will allow for new technologies.

The offer includes knowledge transfer to the Netherlands.

Once delivered, the submarines will be fully maintainable by the Royal Netherlands Navy including upgrades throughout their lifespans.

Worth mentioning, Sweden, through Saab’s business area Kockums, has a long tradition in producing world class submarines.

As of now, four nations are currently operating submarines and submarine technology designed by Saab’s business area Kockums; Sweden, Australia, Japan and Singapore.

About Expeditionary Submarines C718

The C718 is an advanced Expeditionary Submarine that offers an unsurpassed level of endurance and exceeds the Royal Netherlands Navy needs for long-distance operations, sufficient accommodation, crew comfort and increased weapon payload capability.

Besides, as part of the proposal, Saab also offers a proven and integrated weapon launching system and one of the best sensor-systems in the world.

Saab’s innovative design features signature solutions to minimise detection by active sonars, all combined in an undetectable and extremely capable submarine.