The Swedish Navy Obtains Its Most Intelligent and Lethal Stealth Submarines
The Blekinge-class submarine will replace the decommissioned Gotlund-class subs towards the end of the decade. Final delivery is not anticipated until 2027 or 2028, but keel-laying represents a vital acquisition milestone. It required five years of research and construction at the shipyard of Saab Kockum in Karlskrona, Sweden. The submarine of the Blekinge class will be around 67 meters long and displace close to 2,000 tons. It will feature flexible mountings to decrease transient noise, resist shocks, and limit the likelihood of adversary discovery.
The structure of the sub will absorb noise more effectively, and the air ducts and pipes will be quieter. These submarines will also be able to slip close to the coast to deploy special operations and military troops. This “gateway for several missions” will also launch unmanned submarines.