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UDT Europe 2017: Next-gen submarines on the horizon

31st May 2017 - 12:20 GMT | by Beth Maundrill in Bremen


The German Navy currently operates a fleet of U212A submarines but the service is now looking towards its next-generation of underwater craft.

The navy plans to add two submarines to its fleet that will fall under a new class of submarine, the U212 common design.

Various research and development projects are currently underway with a view to having the first submarine in 2025, according to Cpt Joachim Brune of the Germany Navy, speaking at UDT Europe in Bremen.

Brune outlined some of the ongoing efforts for the ongoing common design project, including new torpedoes, new battery technology and 3D anti-submarine

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Beth Maundrill


Beth Maundrill

Beth is Deputy Editor - Land at Shephard Media, managing coverage across all formats of …

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