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Monday, December 7, 2009

Unbuilt Kockums Submarines Viking Class

Despite having been cancelled nearly 5 years ago, a .pdf brochure is still online at the Kockums site:

Kockums has been at the leading edge of technology for a long time. In marine engineering, this has been demonstrated by a long succession of innovations, particularly in the latest Gotland and Collins class submarines. Developments are foregoing ahead. The Viking submarine is the next generation.


Improved stealth technology

The Viking submarine is characterised by substantial investments made in stealth technology and further development of Kockums advanced modular construction technique. The Combat Management System integrated in the newly developed weapon system will co-ordinate all sensor functions, weapon functions, the navigation system and the communication system.

Air independent propulsion

Improved AIP performance is one of the most significant developments that enables the submarine to complete her mission submerged for extreme periods of time, making her invaluable both in peacetime and in all possible conflict situations.

The Viking Class submarine
Technical data

Single pressure hull
Length over all
52 - 60 m
6.7 m
1100 - 1700 tonnes
Stirling Air Independent Propulsion
Multi-purpose homing torpedoes, cruise missiles, ASW torpedoes, mines and countermeasures
Submerged endurance
Up to 100% of mission time
22 - 28

Further information PDF