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Saab in the Netherlands

Welcome to Saab Netherlands

With a market presence in over 100 different countries, Saab is a world-leading defence and security company. While global in scale, we have developed strong local presence in the countries where we operate. We serve the global market with cutting-edge products, services and solutions from military defence to civil security. Through innovative, collaborative and pragmatic thinking, Saab constantly develops, adopts and improves new technology to meet customers’ changing needs.

Over the last 80 years, we have helped strengthen different nations’ armed forces by supplying high-performance, cost-efficient defence systems. Saab’s product portfolio includes many systems that ensure high-tech and proven solutions with good value for money for the planned future development in terms of national defence. 

Building the new Dutch submarine

Saab and Damen offer to build  submarines to replace the Dutch Walrus class, in balanced cooperation between the Netherlands and Sweden. This is what the project would look like – and how it would benefit the naval industry of the Netherlands. 

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Submarine HMS Södermanland – during overhaul

Dutch Submarines

Saab and Dutch shipbuilder Damen Shipyards Group have joined forces to develop an expeditionary submarine for the Netherland´s Walrus Replacement Programme (WRES).

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Industrial Partnership

At Saab, we believe that an investment in the security of your nation should be an investment in your future. It should also be a generator of independence and economic and industrial growth. Co-operation and long-lasting partnerships are the tools which make such progress possible.

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