Grey Havoc

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Via MilitaryPhotos.net: http://www.defensenews.com/story/defense/2015/03/20/sweden-invests-in-naval-capacity-and-baltic-sea/25093841/

In its funding proposal, the Armed Forces Command (AFC), envisaged a more expansive naval-strengthening plan costing up to $2 billion. The government's response has been to announce the purchase of two new A26-class submarines. The capital budget earmarked for the A26-class submarine acquisition amounts to $950 million.

Saab-Kockums, which signed in June 2014 a letter of intent covering the A26's design and development, is expected to secure the contract and deliver the two submarines by 2022.

The Saab letter of intent reached with FMV, Sweden's defense material administration, is focused on developing Sweden's underwater capability through 2024. The letter includes support, development, design and production of submarines and other underwater systems, corresponding to potential orders of up to $1.3 billion.

"In terms of capital funding and specific investments in defense, this is the biggest single decision that we will make during the lifetime of this government. This is a critical decision that will ensure Swedish submarine capability beyond 2030. The next-generation submarine will comprise the very best in advanced technologies," said defense minister Peter Hultqvist.

The old MilitaryPhotos.net thread on the A26 (I thought we had one as well but I can't find it): http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/showthread.php?75712-New-Swedish-submarine-project-A26


Here's the Unbuilt Kockums Submarines: Viking Class and Swedish - Submarine 2000 'flatfish' concept threads though for a glimpse of the development background.
 

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Features of A26 submarine to be built by @Saab Kockums for the Swedish Navy. Order for two this year? @ShephardNews
Pics from IDEF next week and free news trial

Source: https://twitter.com/sweeneygov
 

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Not mush room for the crew.
 
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