A brief history of conventional submarines, by our partner SAAB

National naval builder Damen has teamed up with Saab Kockums for the replacement programme of the Royal Netherlands Navy’s Walrus-class submarines. The Swedish-Dutch team foresees a unique and substantial role for national research institutes and the Dutch naval industry; not only for the newbuild, but also for decades of maintenance and lifecycle support. Together, Damen and Saab Kockums represent centuries of naval engineering experience and have delivered hundreds of naval vessels and submarines. In both Sweden and the Netherlands, two likeminded European partners.

In this video a brief history of the conventional submarine. What’s the value of operating modern conventional submarines? Why are they so important and also unique? See and hear why and how they play an active role all the way through from peace time to times of conflict, protecting civil society.

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