TKMS Calls 7th International SubCon2019 a Great Success

September 6, 2019 – “one family. world wide. deep down.” was the motto of the 7th International Submarine Conference SubCon 2019, which took place from 3 to 5 September 2019 under the patronage of Norbert Brackmann, member of the Bundestag and Maritime Coordinator of the Federal Government of Germany. The three-day conference hosted by thyssenkrupp Marine Systems served as an exchange about innovations, their applications and experiences in the use of submarines between navies and industry from around the world. Dr. Rolf Wirtz, CEO of thyssenkrupp Marine Systems said, “The…

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ORCCA: New combat system for thyssenkrupp Marine Systems’ submarines unveiled

September 6, 2019 – At the 7th International Submarine Conference SubCon 2019 kta naval systems, a joint venture of thyssenkrupp Marine Systems and Kongsberg, presented its new combat system for non-nuclear submarines. The system called ORCCA combines for the first-time maximum adaptability with the highest level of IT security. It enables its operator to conduct an integrated data analysis from a wide range of systems on board via one multifunctional console – for a sound and quick decision-making process. Kathrin Rohloff, CEO of kta naval systems: “ORCCA is the most…

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TKMS Unveils 4th Generation Fuel Cell System

June 9, 2019 – During its quadrennial SubCon submarine conference held in Kiel, thyssenkrupp Marine Systems unveiled the 4th Generation Fuel Cell (FC4G) for submarine applications after having finished an extensive test program with more than 70,000 operating hours in the test environment. This is an improvement of an already unrivalled and proven system. Dr. Rolf Wirtz, CEO of thyssenkrupp Marine Systems: “Our customers have been using our fuel cell systems for more than 15 years now. With this 4th generation we are making something great even greater. This is…

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GERMAN NAVAL YARDS KIEL Submits Final Offer for MKS 180 Program

July 18, 2019 – The Schleswig-Holstein shipyard GERMAN NAVAL YARDS KIEL (GNYK) submitted the final offer for the construction of the multi-purpose warship MKS 180 on 18 July. Together with its cooperation partner thyssenkrupp Marine Systems, the company is competing for the largest naval contract in the history of Bundeswehr. GNYK is the only remaining German general contractor in the European competition of the German Ministry of Defense. Jörg Herwig, Managing Director of GERMAN NAVAL YARDS KIEL, said: “By submitting our offer, we have done everything in our power to…

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INS Magen Christened at Kiel

May 24, 2019 – On May 23, 2019, the world’s most modern corvette was named INS Magen at a ceremony in Kiel. This marks another important milestone in the ongoing program of thyssenkrupp Marine Systems as General Contractor to build four next-generation SA’AR-6 class missile corvettes for the Israeli Navy. The ship was named by Mrs. Eti Sharvit, wife of Vice Admiral Eli Sharvit, Chief of the Israeli Navy, in presence of high-level representatives from the Israeli Government and Navy as well as high-ranking German Navy officials. Dr. Rolf Wirtz,…

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Egyptian Submarine S43 Christened in Kiel

May 3, 2019 – The third of four 209/1400mod class submarines for the Navy of the Arab Republic of Egypt was named and launched on May 3, 2019 at the shipyard of thyssenkrupp Marine Systems in Kiel. As part of the ceremony, Vice Admiral Ahmed Khaled, Commander-in-Chief of the Egyptian Navy, officially named the boat “S43”. The boat will now be intensively tested. Dr. Rolf Wirtz, CEO of thyssenkrupp Marine Systems: “This significant milestone in the construction program for the Egyptian Navy is based on an open and trusting dialogue…

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Singapore Navy’s First Invincible-Class Submarine Launched

February 18, 2019 – Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen officiated at the launch ceremony of the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN)’s first Invincible-class submarine, Invincible, at the Thyssen Krupp Marine Systems Shipyard in Kiel, Germany, on 18 Feb 2019. The submarine was launched by Mrs Ng, wife of Dr Ng. Chief of German Navy Vice-Admiral Andreas Krause, Republic of Singapore Navy’s Chief of Navy Rear-Admiral Lew Chuen Hong and senior defense officials from both countries attended the launch ceremony. Speaking at the ceremony, Ng highlighted that, “The RSN…

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New lithium-ion batteries for submarines: Prototypes to be presented at EURONAVAL

October 19, 2018 – thyssenkrupp Marine Systems has developed a new type of lithium-ion battery system for submarines together with Saft, a manufacturer of advanced battery systems for industry. In an adapted form, the system could also be used for other maritime applications in future. thyssenkrupp Marine Systems will present the prototype at the EURONAVAL for the first time to the public. Dr. Rolf Wirtz, CEO of thyssenkrupp Marine Systems: “The use of the new battery technology has enormous tactical advantages. We are entering a new era of submarine construction.”…

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GERMAN NAVAL YARDS KIEL cooperates with thyssenkrupp Marine Systems on MKS 180 program

On August 3rd, 2018, GERMAN NAVAL YARDS KIEL (GNYK) signed an agreement with thyssenkrupp Marine Systems. Marine Systems as subcontractor of GNYK, will contribute to the development and construction of the multi-purpose combat vessel MKS 180. GNYK is the only remaining German main contractor in the EU-wide tender of the German Navy. Incorporating thyssenkrupp Marine Systems’ teams into the MKS program will further increase the German share in the MKS proposal. GNYK is integrating the best available naval competences worldwide into its MKS 180 offer. The selected Marine Systems specialists…

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Third 125 class frigate, Sachsen-Anhalt, Begins Sea Trials

The third 125 class frigate, the “Sachsen-Anhalt”, has taken to the sea for the first time. On February 22, 2018 the ship left the shipyard in Hamburg for scheduled in-port trials. The ship’s technical systems and equipment, including its propulsion system, maneuvering behavior and technical operations, will be tested over a period of around two weeks. The trials will take the ship from Hamburg via the river Elbe to the North Sea before returning to Hamburg after completing the test program. In addition to technical specialists from the German defense…

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Enter into a comprehensive teaming agreement for submarines

March 9, 2017 – The companies join resources and establish a joint venture company in Norway that will be the international strategic and exclusive supplier of combat systems for thyssenkrupp Marine Systems’ submarines. On February 3rd 2017, the Norwegian Government announced that Germany was chosen as strategic partner for new submarines, and that Norway enters into negotiation with prime contractor thyssenkrupp Marine Systems. Following the decision, KONGSBERG, thyssenkrupp Marine Systems and Atlas Elektronik today entered into a comprehensive teaming agreement. As part of this agreement, the partners will establish a new…

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