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Sweden to transfer technology for Australian submarine fleet modernization

By Defence Industry Europe

Sweden and Australia have reached an agreement for the use of Swedish submarine technology in Australia's efforts to modernize its Collins-class submarines.

The collaboration allows Australia to utilize new Swedish technology provided by FMV (the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration) during the submarine fleet’s modernization process.

The agreement facilitates a long-term partnership involving Australian submarine shipyard ASC Pty Ltd and Swedish company Saab Kockums AB for the further development of the Collins-clas submarines.




Both countries recognize the strategic significance of the underwater domain for defense capabilities, and the cooperation highlights the demand for Swedish submarine technology. Sweden’s FMV anticipates a lasting collaboration between the two nations.

The Collins-class, consisting of six submarines, originated from Sweden’s Västergötland class, while Sweden continues to develop the Gotland-class and construct the new Blekinge-class submarines (A26) through Saab Kockums on behalf of FMV.

 

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