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The Swedish company Saab presented a submarine armed with Tomahawk missiles.

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Cruise missiles Tomahawk fully "prescribe" on diesel submarines. At the IMDEX Asia 2017 exhibition, which is taking place these days in Singapore, the Swedish company Saab demonstrated a model of the modernized diesel-electric submarine of the A26 project, equipped with vertical launchers for Tomahawk missiles, reports "Warspot" with reference to the portal defensenews.com


Today, vertical launchers for Tomahawk missiles are present only on nuclear submarines serving in the United Kingdom and US Navy. In addition, some models of diesel-electric submarines are equipped with torpedo compartments, modified to launch "Tomahawks."

The Swedish company Saab presented a submarine armed with Tomahawk missiles.

Scale model of a submarine Saab A26 with vertical installations for cruise missiles


If the new modification of the submarine Saab A26 is embodied in the metal, it will become the first diesel-electric submarine capable of carrying cruise missiles in vertical launchers. Saab indicates that some countries are already interested in the new project.


Vertical Launchers for Tomahawk Cruise Missiles


In the standard version, the A26 is a modular submarine with a displacement of 1900 tons. The main purpose is to conduct operations in coastal waters. The length of the submarine - 63 m, the number of crews will be from 17 to 26 people. A Swedish-made submarine will receive an air-infused Stirling engine, which will allow it to perform combat missions without surfacing up to 20 days. The module with installations for cruise missiles will add a submarine 10 m of length and about the order of 400 – 500 to the mass. In the version presented on IMDEX Asia 2017, the module is equipped with three launchers with a capacity of 6 missiles each.

The first buyer of the A26 submarines is the Swedish armed forces, which ordered the construction of two units. The first one should be ready for 2022 year. Due to the modular design, the installation of a module with vertical launchers for Tomahawk missiles is possible both in new submarines and those already under construction.
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  1. Vadim237
    Vadim237 19 May 2017 11: 40
    +4
    Oops, a pocket sub for the Tomahawks.
    1. Seaman77
      Seaman77 19 May 2017 15: 10
      +5
      The first buyer of submarines A26 are the armed forces of Sweden, who ordered the construction of two units.


      The Swedish "asymmetric response" to the RTOs with Caliber and Iskander in Kaliningrad. The Baltic Fleet will have a headache ....
  2. bouncyhunter
    bouncyhunter 19 May 2017 11: 55
    +6
    Oh, these Swedish magicians ...
  3. Holoy
    Holoy 19 May 2017 11: 55
    +1
    In the Swedes give!
  4. Alexey RA
    Alexey RA 19 May 2017 11: 56
    +3
    Familiar UVP ... Really with Virginia Block III?
    1. Wedmak
      Wedmak 19 May 2017 12: 34
      +3
      Most likely yes, they entered a standard, already tested unit. In general, right, why reinvent the wheel?
  5. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 19 May 2017 12: 02
    +1
    The layout looks good, but they also want to arm the Tomahawks. But what time will show, let's see. And to fight with Russian nuclear submarines, which “snoop” in Swedish waters, you also need a ram in the bow.
  6. kote119
    kote119 19 May 2017 12: 11
    0
    It looks good, the Swedes are, they can smile
  7. pshek
    pshek 19 May 2017 12: 18
    0
    In the version presented at IMDEX Asia 2017, the module is equipped with three launchers with a capacity of 6 missiles each.

    I see 7 missile heads there.
    1. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA 19 May 2017 16: 12
      +1
      Quote: pshek
      I see 7 missile heads there.

      PUs with 7 Tomahawks were on refitted Ohio.
      At Virginia, PUs were modified by removing the central KR - so there were 6 tomahawks in a circle.
      The Swedes, as I understand it, took PU precisely from Virginia.
  8. Normal ok
    Normal ok 19 May 2017 12: 22
    0
    Swedes, they know how to make weapons.
  9. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 19 May 2017 14: 26
    0
    All is well, only the United States Tomogawks will sell to whom? The Swedes can adapt the boat under the Caliber.
  10. Resistance
    Resistance 19 May 2017 14: 35
    +2
    So pictures can be drawn and models can do everything

  11. Old26
    Old26 19 May 2017 18: 03
    0
    Quote: Zaurbek
    All is well, only the United States Tomogawks will sell to whom? .

    Yes to the same Swedes
  12. Realtor
    Realtor 19 May 2017 21: 15
    +1
    another Swedish "Vase".
    https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%92%D0%B0%D0%B7%
    D0%B0_(%D0%BA%D0%BE%D1%80%D0%B0%D0%B1%D0%BB%D1%8C
    )
    1. ser-pov
      ser-pov 19 May 2017 21: 57
      0
      She won’t scream “Uriayu”, but we will slowly go down and do our job ...
  13. rudolff
    rudolff 19 May 2017 22: 08
    +1
    When the 636 series was launched for the Black Sea, I hoped they would make the same sidebar with vertical launchers. Alas. On Lada, either. And the Swedes are great.
  14. venik
    venik 20 May 2017 08: 15
    0
    "... The first buyer of A26 submarines is the Swedish armed forces, who ordered the construction of two units. The first of them should be ready by 2022. Thanks to the modular design, the installation of the module with vertical launchers for Tomahawk missiles is possible both in new submarines and already under construction ... "
    ========
    I misunderstood something ?? And what? "The Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Missile Technology" is that already, EXCHANGE? Really overslept such an event? After all, it seems like it’s forbidden to transfer technologies and export finished missiles with a firing range of more than 300 km ?? Even the “export” Iskanders were “cut off” the range .... Or what, in general, COMPLIANCE with International Treaties is a prerogative and duty EXCLUSIVELY to Russia and does not apply to the states ??? Or do I really understand something ?????
    1. DOCTOR ZLO
      DOCTOR ZLO 21 May 2017 02: 58
      0
      venik

      Apparently the Swedes did not sign this agreement, so they do not give a damn about everything that you wrote here (as well as Israel and other countries) ....
  15. 3 Gradient
    3 Gradient 21 May 2017 02: 44
    0
    The most important thing here ...
    Not a diesel submarine ... with the Tomahawks ...
    And with whom ... Sweden?
    If with NATO ... And if "Swedish neutrality" is violated ...
    This ... will be an additional element of danger for Russia ...
  16. DOCTOR ZLO
    DOCTOR ZLO 21 May 2017 02: 56
    0
    Eun wouldn’t hurt ...