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UDT Europe 2017: High operational availability target for A26

30th May 2017 - 14:17 GMT | by Beth Maundrill in Bremen


As the Swedish Navy’s next-generation A26 submarine build gets underway thoughts have turned to the platform's logistics support with high expectations for operational availability.

The two submarines are being provided by Saab Kockums for the Swedish Navy, with launch of the first submarine in scheduled for 2021 and the second for 2022. The two submarines will be delivered to the customer in 2023 and 2024.

‘The programme is on time in terms of the schedule,’ said Fredrik Hellström, programme manager for the A26 project. ‘We have finalised the system design [and] there is currently a focus on the pressure hull

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Beth Maundrill


Beth Maundrill

Beth is Deputy Editor - Land at Shephard Media, managing coverage across all formats of …

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