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Sweden begins to mull A26 successor

28th June 2022 - 09:45 GMT | by Harry Lye in London


Rendering of the Blekinge-class A26 submarine. (Photo: Saab)

Early work on a future next-generation submarine is progressing under the unofficial name 'UB30'.

With two future Blekinge-class A26 submarines in build at the Saab Kockums shipyard, Sweden is considering what comes next.

Currently, work on a next-generation submarine for the Swedish Navy is still in a CONOPS phase, according to the CO of the 1st Submarine Flotilla, Cpt Fredrik Lindén.

Speaking to reporters in early June during a naval press tour hosted by Saab to coincide with the 500th anniversary of the Swedish Navy, Lindén shed light on the current stage of the work.

He said: 'In terms of UB30, the stage we're in right now is more it's more CONOPS than

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Harry Lye


Harry Lye

Harry Lye was Senior Naval Reporter at Shephard Media.

Harry joined the company in 2021, …

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