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Germany-Norway talks on Naval Submarine Code use for new submarines still unresolved

19th February 2020 - 16:00 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London


Germany and Norway’s different use cases and operating environments for their jointly developed submarine programme remain obstacles as the two countries continue to debate how to apply the Naval Submarine Code, which is designed to ensure safety and best practices for industry and operators.

Derived from the International Naval Safety Association (INSA) Naval Ship Code, the submarine version has been applied to operators such as the South African Navy for its three Type 209/1400 boats, built by ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS).

The German-Norwegian programme is in commercial negotiations with TKMS for construction of six Type 212CD submarines.

According to INSA,

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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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