ASC is delivering specialist submarine design services to the Saab Group, following the completion of a successful pilot program in Adelaide.
The engineering design services are in support of the two A26 submarines being designed and built for the Royal Swedish Navy by Saab Kockums.
ASC previously signed separate agreements with Jeumont and Saab on submarine design and service delivery for the Collins class, the Future Submarines, and Sweden's A26 class submarines.
Jeumont Electric is the supplier of the main motors for the Collins Class fleet and the preferred supplier of new generation permanent magnet motors for the Future Submarine program.
The Saab agreement was for the now-completed pilot program and subsequent services across a range of projects.
ASC Chief Executive Stuart Whiley said the engagement leveraged ASC’s expertise as the design authority, builder and sustainer for the Collins Class submarine fleet.
“The continuation of the Saab engagement allows our highly skilled designers to leverage their experience and know-how on a new platform, offering stimulating and challenging work in the years to come,” Whiley said.
“The Collins Class was designed by Saab Kockums of Sweden in the 1980s- 1990s, and shares a pedigree with Sweden’s respected, conventionally powered submarines, also designed by Saab Kockums.
“The Saab engagement recognises ASC’s up-to-date design-to-build and sustain capability. We are delighted to offer this varied and challenging work to our people and again be engaged with Saab, this time supporting the Swedish A26 project.”
“ASC's continuing work on the A26 submarine project underscores Saab's dedication to Australia and Australian industry's capacity to support our worldwide supply chain,” Managing Director of Saab Australia, Andy Keough, said.