Future-proof modular design
Saab submarines are offering a flexible approach, meeting various needs of different navies thanks to modular design. This flexibility is also securing upgrades and modifications, making the submarines future-proof over time. Modules are designed depending on operational and tactical needs. Equipment installations can be easily accessed for maintenance and upgrades at any point in the submarine’s lifecycle.
Saab’s submarine range includes larger and smaller submarines designed for an adapted variety of missions and requirements. Specifications of each submarine segment can be tailored to customer requirements and operational needs.
Saab’s Pelagic segment refers to our smaller submarines, adapted for long-range missions in narrow or littoral environments. Highly manoeuvrable with high speed and a large weapon load, these submarines represent a dangerous threat to any opponent. Pelagic submarines have a lower acquisition price and operating cost and can also be offered with the Stirling AIP technology for superior submerged endurance.
Throughout our history we have continuously developed our submarines. The leading product in the Oceanic segment is the Blekinge-class submarine, currently in production for the Royal Swedish Navy. Its modular design and production method allows the submarine to accommodate a larger and more versatile suite of weapons, various crew sizes, highly efficient AIP systems and a Multi Mission Portaltm , significantly increasing the operational scope.
Oceanic Extended Range
Submarines in the Oceanic Extended Range (ER) segment are the largest in the series, designed for much longer missions, greater crew size and increased weapon payload capability. Oceanic ER submarines enable long-distance operations, suitable for any navy using forward deployment of their submarines on extended missions.