A few days after the approval of the Budget Committee of the German Bundestag, the President of the Federal Office for Equipment, Information Technology and Use of the Federal Armed Forces (BAAINBw), and Tim Wagner, CEO of the NVL Group, signed the contract for the construction of the three new fleet service boats for the German Navy. After completion of the joint design phase, it will mark the start of the construction and construction phase, which is now beginning, up to the acceptance of the boats of class 424, including a training and reference system.

The three identical boats are an indispensable component of national security provisions. As a new development, these highly specialized units will be able to meet the high requirements in the entire range of information systems for global use in a future-oriented manner and will ensure the non-break-free ability retention for sea-supported signal-based reconnaissance for the German Navy.

The construction and construction of the boats are based on civilian shipbuilding standards and are carried out exclusively in Germany. The contract includes the implementation of the complete construction specification of the boats, which was created cooperatively between the client and the contractor during the design phase.

In 2027, the training system is to be delivered, and the first of the three boats will be made available to the German Navy two years later. This means that they will successively replace the fleet boats OKER, ALSTER and OSTE of class 423, which have been in use for more than 40 years.