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Submarines in Australia

Submarine upgrades are our specialty

Saab designed Australia’s Collins class submarines and we stand ready to support the life of type extension of the Collins fleet – delivering capability now to secure the future of Australia’s submarine warfare.

Leveraging over 100 years of submarine experience, Saab is a proven global submarine designer, with trusted local expertise.

Saab is committed to Australia and the development and delivery of defence capability to ensure the nation’s security and its force posture. For over thirty years, Saab has delivered trusted and proven capability in Australia.


Saab is committed to Australia

Saab's track record of successful technology transfer and the delivery of proven capability, continues to support the development of Australian defence capability and the growth of sovereign industry.

Meet our submarine experts


From Oberons to Saab

Saab's Sales Director for Underwater solutions, David, has had an interesting experience - from serving in the Royal Australian Navy on Australia's Collins class submarines, through to life at Saab working with complex and innovative technology across the underwater domain - learn more about his unique experience.

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From fighter jets to submarines

Patric started with Saab as a Computer Systems Engineer on the Gripen fighter jet avionics system. Moving to Australia, he was part of the design and build of Australia’s Collins class submarines, and he has since pioneered the evolution of Saab’s Australian operations, driven the business’ largest naval contract wins and now manages Saab’s underwater group.

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Trusted, committed and experienced

Hear from our team about our expertise in submarines, our proven history of successful technology transfer and our commitment to Australia.

“Submarines are incredibly complex systems, containing more sub systems than a fighter jet with almost as much complexity as a space craft.”
Rebecca - Engineering Manager, Saab Combat and Automation Underwater Programs

Supporting Australian Defence

Saab is the designer of Collins class submarine and has been a long-term strategic partner in its successful maintenance.

Saab delivered the Integrated Ship Control Management and Monitoring System (ISCMMS) as part of the build program over thirty years' ago and as the OEM has continued to support ISCMMS.

The system is one of the submarines' most reliable and successful systems, across the life of the Collins fleet.