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Norway shortlists DCNS and ThyssenKrupp for new submarines

Staff 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
“DCNS and TKMS are the largest manufacturers of submarines in Western Europe. They have extensive experience in building advanced submarines and a large industrial capacity. The submarines offered by these two companies will be a good starting point for Norway’s future submarines,” the MoD said in an April 7 statement.

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.