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Sweden is to buy two new submarines from constructors Saab Kockums, it was announced today.

The A26 subs are to be delivered by 2022 and will cost up to SEK 8.2 billion, news agency TT reports.

"This is the biggest single decision when it comes to economic investments that we will make during this parliament", Defence Minister Peter Hultqvist told TT.

The decision, to be formally made by the cabinet on Thursday, is to "ensure Swedish submarine capability past 2030", the minister adds.

"These are the next generation of submarine. These submarines will be very hi-tech", he says.