Damen Schelde Naval Shipyards has a strategic partnership with Saab Kockums in Sweden, to develop the replacement for the Walrus Class submarine for the Royal Netherlands Navy and expeditionary submarines for export market. Saab Kockums, has a broad experience of developing, building and maintaining ships made for navies to defend their nation’s interests in peace as well as in wartime. Based on this experience they deliver capable vessels with well-integrated systems, high availability and low lifecycle cost. Their design philosophy gives products with low signatures and high shock resistance to increase survivability – so that the Navy can master their mission. The replacement of the Walrus Class Submarine is based on the technology used in the Swedish A26.