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  • 22 January 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education, Vessels

    The training deployment of U36 in Norway is part of the bilateral cooperation between the two countries which are jointly procuring six Type 212 CD (Common Design) submarines.

  • 16 May 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education, Vessels

    The German Navy’s newest Type 212 submarine, the U36, reportedly came into contact with the sea bottom as it was departing the Royal Norwegian Navy base Haakonsvern. German news site Der Spiegel first reported the accident, citing navy officials. Video footage of the damage is currently being assessed in order to determine whether the boat […]

  • 5 October 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The German Navy is set to commission its sixth Type 212A submarine U 36 during an October, 10 ceremony at the Eckernförde navy base. According to the German Navy, the ceremony will be hosted by the current Deputy Inspector of the Navy, Vice Admiral Rainer Brinkmann. With the acceptance of the last vessel of the U212 A […]

  • 28 November 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

      By: Faris Pasic A joint German-Norwegian project to procure common-design Type 212 air-independent propulsion submarines has made another step forward as ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) – the preferred contractor on the project – submitted its binding offer in October this year. As disclosed by the Norwegian government, the two countries’ procurement agencies, Norwegian Defence […]

  • 13 September 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    A German Navy sailor has captured her walk through the German Navy U34 submarine on video which was then shared on social media. The walkaround offers an insight into what life on a Type 212 A air-independent propulsion submarine might look like. U 34 is currently home to 35 sailors who are engaged in the German-sponsored exercise Northern […]

  • 14 June 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The Norwegian and German defense procurement agencies have evaluated a thyssenkrupp Marine Systems proposal for the construction of six Type 212 CD (common design) submarines and are now expecting a contract with the shipbuilder to be signed in the first half of 2020. The governments of Norway and Germany are currently in the phase of […]

  • 19 October 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The German Navy’s fifth Type 212A submarine ‘U35’ has damaged one of the blades on her X-shaped rudder during deepwater tests off the coast of Norway. The U35 is now at the TyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) shipyard in Kiel where it is being assessed for damages. According to the German Navy, the accident happened on October […]

  • 1 November 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    A joint venture company formed between Germany’s thyssenkrupp, its subsidiary Atlas Elektronik and Norway’s Kongsberg was officially opened in a ceremony in Kongsberg, Norway, thyssenkrupp has announced. Named kta naval systems, the company will be the exclusive supplier of combat systems for submarines from thyssenkrupp Marine Systems. German and the Norwegian governments had signed a government-to-government […]

  • 20 June 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Italian Navy’s second-generation Type 212A submarines will be fielding an upgraded version of the Black Shark heavy torpedo, the company in charge of delivering the torpedoes to the navy has announced. Defense contractor Leonardo said it has received a contract to deliver the Black Shark Advanced (BSA) torpedoes and associated logistic support services. The new […]

  • 18 October 2017
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    German Navy’s first Type 212A submarine ‘U 31’ is in the water again after spending almost three years in the docks undergoing repairs. As reported by the German Kieler Nachrichten, the submarine was lowered into water and brought alongside by a tug boat. The submarine has been in the dry dock since 2014 for both […]

  • 9 March 2016
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    The last of four U212A Todaro-class submarines of the Italian Navy started sea trials in the Gulf of La Spezia on March 2. The first venture to sea, traditionally called “bagnarola” in Italy, represents an important step for everyone involved in the construction of the submarine. Launched on July 4, 2015, at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Muggiano, La Spezia, Romeo […]

  • 27 May 2019
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    German Navy submarine U36 is ready to return to operations after one of its rudders came into contact with the ground at the Norwegian Navy’s Haakonsvern base. The damage to one of the submarine’s four rudders was repaired by Norwegian Navy divers over a course of two days. Repairs were supported by specialists from ThyssenKrupp […]

  • 6 June 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    German Navy Type 212 submarine U36 is set to return to its Eckernförde homeport on Friday after almost five months of operations. The U36 operated out of Norway where it strengthened bonds with the Royal Norwegian Navy, which will soon receive its own Type 212 CD submarines. “The decision to base U36 in Norway during […]

  • 11 May 2017
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    Italian Navy received its fourth and final Todaro-class submarine Romeo Romei during a ceremony held at Fincantieri’s Muggiano, La Spezia, shipyard on May 11. Romeo Romei was delivered after starting sea trials in March 2016 and being launched in July 2015. Romeo Romei is part of a second batch of Type 212 submarines, together with ITS Pietro […]

  • 11 May 2017
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    Italian Navy submarine Scirè (S527) collided with a merchant vessel in the evening of May 10, the navy said in a statement. According to the navy, no one was injured and the merchant vessel was able to proceed under its own propulsion. The Type 212 submarine was returning from exercises, transiting the Gulf of Squillace in the Ionian […]

  • 23 August 2017
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    German and Norwegian defense ministers formally marked the start of a joint undertaking to acquire six Type 212 air-independent propulsion (AIP) submarines. Over the course of the next seven years, Norway will receive 4 and Germany 2 submarines. Additionally, the two countries are to cooperate on naval missiles. Submarines are to be built by German TKMS […]

  • 15 March 2017
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    Defense ministries of Germany and Italy signed a Memorandum of Understanding to extend their cooperation in the field of submarine operation and construction. With Italy looking to procure further submarines, the MoU was signed on March 10 during a visit of Italian arms procurement coordinator Rear Admiral Ruggiero Di Biase to Koblenz, Germany. Research and […]

  • 13 February 2017
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    Apart from the previously announced collaboration on submarine acquisition, Germany and Norway will also be joining forces on naval missiles. After the Norwegian ministry of defense announced the choice of German TKMS as the preferred builder for its navy’s four new submarines less than two weeks ago, Norway’s German counterpart announced on Monday that it intends to […]

  • 25 May 2017
    Authorities

    The Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency (NDMA) has contracted BMT Defence Services (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, for consultancy services on the country’s submarine acquisition program. According to BMT, the contract is a framework agreement through which BMT can either conduct stand-alone tasks or provide resources to address any shortfalls in capacity, capability or confidence within […]

  • 6 September 2019
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    kta naval systems, a joint venture of Germany’s thyssenkrupp Marine Systems and Norway’s Kongsberg, has unveiled a new combat system for non-nuclear submarines at the 7th International Submarine Conference SubCon in Kiel. The combat system is called ORCCA and was developed as part of a joint drive between Germany and Norway who are buying Type […]

  • 3 February 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Norway will buy four AIP submarines from German submarine specialist TKMS, Norwegian defense minister announced on Friday. According to Norwegian media, minister Ine Eriksen Søreide told a press conference that Germany was selected because of the two countries’ close defense cooperation. The other contender for Norway’s submarine deal was French shipbuilder DCNS. Norway and Germany […]

  • 15 July 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A Royal Danish Air Force helicopter recently evacuated a German sailor aboard the ‘U 32’ submarine in Danish waters off Jutland, or Skagerrak, as Germans refer to the peninsula. The Danish service has now shared a video of the operation. U 32, a Type 212A submarine, was conducting exercises in Jutland on July 7 when one […]

  • 4 January 2018
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    In an update on its acquisition programs for the Polish Navy, Poland’s defense ministry on December 29 said that three European contractors have been shortlisted for the country’s Orka submarine program. Poland is looking to acquire three new submarines to replace its remaining three, old Koben-class submarines. The country’s defense ministry said it has received […]

  • 16 January 2018
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    The Republic of Singapore has started construction of additional two Type 218SG, air-independent propulsion (AIP) submarines, the country’s defense ministry announced. According to the defense ministry, the steel cutting ceremony for the third and fourth boats in the class took place on January 12. The ceremony was attended by the chief executive of Singapore’s Defence […]

  • 27 February 2018
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    Turkey’s Gölcük shipyard hosted a keel laying ceremony on February 25 to officially mark the start of construction works on the Turkish Navy’s third Reis-class (Type 214) submarine. Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım joined the ceremony and performed the ceremonial first weld. The third submarine will carry the name of Murat Reis, an Ottoman Navy admiral. Turkey […]

  • 4 May 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Having concluded her deployment to NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 1, German Navy submarine U 34 returned to her homeport in Eckernförde, Germany. The Type 212 A submarine set sail for Scotland with the ‘Foxtrott’ crew at the end of March. She joined SNMG 1 to participate in the international exercise Joint Warrior 161. Stefan Mayer, Deputy […]

  • 13 June 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The 2018 edition of one of the largest sailing events in the world will be hosting over 30 warships from 14 nations, the German Navy has announced. Taking place in the last full week of June, the 136th edition of Kiel Week will draw several million attendants and include a multitude of events from June […]

  • 29 May 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships and submarines from the navies of Germany, Norway and the United States completed some 20 days of anti-submarine warfare drills in the Norwegian Sea. Dubbed Eastlant 2017, the Norwegian-hosted exercise started on May 8 and concluded on May 26. Not much has been said about the exercise, and the U.S. Navy only announced the exercise once […]

  • 10 May 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A multi-lateral anti-submarine warfare (ASW) exercise in the Norwegian Sea got underway May 9 as navy assets from five ally countries gathered in Bodo, Norway, for the pre-sail conference. The exercise is hosted by Norway and led by the US Navy. ASW forces from Canada, France, Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States are taking […]