PMB Defence (PMB) are pleased to announce that they have been assigned the contract to supply main storage batteries to Saab for Sweden’s next generation submarines.
PMB Defence’ Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Stephen Faulkner stated that PMB have had a long and collaborative relationship with Saab.
“This contract supplements our parallel development work with Saab and we are proud to apply our capability to battery systems for Sweden’s world leading conventional submarines. Delivery of battery systems to a new submarine class is consistent with our objective to be the world’s most credible designer and supplier of submarine battery systems,” said Mr Faulkner.
The latest evolution of Sweden’s submarines are being designed and built by Saab. Building on over 100 years of experience, when launched the new class of submarine will be the most modern conventional submarine design in the world.
Saab Australia’s Managing Director, Andy Keough said fostering partnerships with quality Australian suppliers was a key focus for Saab in both its Australian and global operations.
“Australian industry innovation helps drive our sovereign capability, so it’s great to see local defence industry businesses such as PMB, succeeding in the global market with technology designed and built here in Australia,” said Mr Keough.
“PMB has an established reputation for delivering innovative battery solutions to Australian defence, and this new contract with Saab will broaden their international reach in the supply of cutting-edge technology for the Royal Swedish Navy’s revolutionary submarines.”
PMB will manufacture the battery systems at our new state-of-the art production, research and development and engineering facilities situated adjacent to the Osborne Naval Shipyard in Adelaide, South Australia.
PMB looks forward to a collaborative relationship with Saab, ensuring the Swedish Royal Navy gets the best battery and contributes to superior submarine performance.
This contract supplements recent announcements regarding PMB’s purchase of the EnerSys’ submarine battery business and our supply contract with Canada.
Saab serves the global market with world-leading products, services and solutions within military defence and civil security. Saab has operations and employees on all continents around the world. Through innovative, collaborative and pragmatic thinking, Saab develops, adopts and improves new technology to meet customers’ changing needs.