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Norway seeks German sub partnership

3rd February 2017 - 12:48 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London


German shipbuilder Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) is in the front seat to secure the contract to build Norway’s next generation submarines.

This comes after the Norwegian government announced that Germany will be a strategic partner on the programme putting it ahead of competition from French shipbuilder, DCNS which is also in the running for the programme.

The Norwegian Ministry of Defence stated on 3 February that the submarines will be based on the 212 design (pictured) in service in Germany and Italy and it will entail a significant level of industrial cooperation.

TKMS and DCNS were shortlisted last year to offer proposals for a class of submarines

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Richard Thomas


Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas is the Senior Editor, Naval at Shephard Media. Richard joined the company in …

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