Fincantieri Begins Construction of U212NFS Submarines

Production activities for the first of 2 new-generation submarines, as part of the U212NFS (Near Future Submarine) acquisition program of the Italian Navy, started today at the Muggiano (La Spezia) shipyard. The program, which also envisages relevant in-service support, an option for 2 additional units, as well as the creation of a Training Center, is led by OCCAR (Organisation Conjointe…

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Kongsberg Thyssen Atlas JV Sonar for Type 212CD

Active sonar suite and bottom navigation technology from Kongsberg Maritime (KONGSBERG) has been selected for installation on Type 212CD class submarines for both the Norwegian and German navies. The contract was awarded through a comparative and thorough process governed by Kongsberg Thyssen Atlas JV (kta naval systems) and tkMS (thyssenKrupp marine systems) with other vendor(s). The KONGSBERG technology package consists…

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Proposal for the Norwegian Defence Budget 2022

Issued October 12, 2021 The Government continues its goal to strengthen the Armed Forces in the short and long term, and proposes to increase the budget by around 4.3 billion NOK. The proposal follows up the multi-year commitments in the previous and current Long-Term Plan. For the sixth year in a row, the Government proposes a significant budget-increase in order…

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Norway/Germany Submarine Contract Ceremony

August 30, 2021 – thyssenkrupp Marine Systems has officially been commissioned to build six identical Type 212CD submarines. The procurement organizations of Norway and Germany have already signed the corresponding contracts. Worth approx. € 5.5 billion, the order comprises the delivery of two submarines for the German Navy and four submarines for the Norwegian Navy plus additional logistical services and…

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“INS Atzmaut” and “INS Nitzachon” handed over to Israeli Navy

July 27, 2021 – thyssenkrupp Marine Systems has handed over the two ships to the Israeli Navy today. The SA`AR 6-class corvettes had been christened earlier. This means that all four ships ordered have now been delivered to the Israeli Navy. Due to the pandemic, today’s ceremony took place on a small scale. In his speech to the guests at…

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TKMS Delivers SA’AR 6 Corvette Oz to the Israeli Navy

May 4, 2021 – thyssenkrupp Marine Systems today officially handed over the second of four corvettes to the Israeli Navy. In the presence of Jeremy Issacharoff, the Israeli ambassador to Germany, his wife, Laura Kam Issacharoff, first named the ship “INS Oz”. Subsequently, thyssenkrupp Marine Systems Managing Director Dr. Rolf Wirtz officially handed over the ship to the Israeli Navy in…

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Norway Concludes Submarine Negotiations with Germany

March 23, 2021 (Google Translation) – In 2017, Norway and Germany entered into a strategic, maritime cooperation on materiel, aimed at the acquisition of identical submarines and naval strike missiles. The defense materiel organizations of Norway and Germany, NDMA and BAAINBw, have reached an agreement with the Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems on the contract for new, identical submarines. There is also…

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Italy Awards Contract for New Class of Submarines

February 26, 2021 – Today, Fincantieri, one of the world’s leading shipbuilding groups and reference operator in the naval shipbuilding industry, and OCCAR (Organisation Conjointe de Cooperation en matiere d’Armement, the international organization for joint armament cooperation) will sign the contract for the construction of 2 new-generation submarines.Such contract, in which Fincantieri will act as prime contractor, envisages an option…

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TKMS Licenses Alexandria Shipyard to Build a MEKO A200 Corvette

The Egyptian Navy Has Contracted TKMS German company to be entitling ASY for building one MEKO A200 Corvette in ASY Facility In Alexandria, EGYPT. The ship Building Contract shall Take Place Next Year with the Building Method Fits for ASY facility and as Per TKMS consensus. Type Of Vessel Frigate Displacement 3,400 Tons (Full Load) Length 118 M (387 Ft)…

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