Norway shortlists DCNS and ThyssenKrupp for new submarinesStaff writer ▼ | April 11, 2016
Norway has narrowed the search for a contractor to build a new fleet of submarines down to DCNS of France and Germany’s ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS), the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said.
Defense industry DCNS and TKMS are the largest manufacturers of submarines
Norway has been investigating the options to replace its six Ula-class boats for the last two years.
The MoD said that based on economic, industrial and military assessments, the French and German yards were the strongest candidates should a decision be taken to go ahead with the purchase.
Both companies have a decades-long track record of supplying systems to the Norwegian Navy. ■