The Norwegian and German authorities have now completed negotiations on the agreement to purchase new submarines from thyssenkrupp Marine Systems (tkMS). Bertel O. Steen Defense & Security is an advisor to tk MS in this project and has worked with the yard all the way back until the acquisition of the Ula class was delivered from 1988 -1991.
In 2017, Norway and Germany entered into a strategic, maritime cooperation on materiel, aimed at the acquisition of identical submarines and naval strike missiles. The Defence materiel organizations of Norway and Germany, NDMA and BAAINBw, have reached an agreement with the Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems on the contract for new, identical submarines. There is also agreement on a common acquisition of missiles, in addition to the common development of the Future Naval Strike Missile. Germany must go through a formal approval in its parliament before the summer, before the contract can be signed simultaneously by the Norwegian and German customer. This is now on schedule.
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