Norway has shortlisted the French company Direction des Constructions Navales Services (DCNS) and the German firm ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) for the country’s future submarines program.
“France and Germany are among the biggest nations in Europe. A submarine cooperation with one of these will ensure that Norway gets the submarines that we need, while contributing to Smart Defence and to a more efficient armaments cooperation in NATO,” Defence Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide issued a statement today.
"This process is near its conclusion, and a recommendation is planned to be presented to the Norwegian government during 2016. Pending governmental decision, a formal procurement program will be presented to the Norwegian Parliament for approval," the statement added.
Norway has to replace its six Ula-class submarines, which will gradually reach their end of life in the 2020s. During 2016, it has planned to finalize a recommendation on the future submarine capability.
Israeli representative of German company ThyssenKrupp, Michael Ganor, received about €10.2 million as bribe for the purchase of submarines by the Israeli Navy,
BMT Defence Services (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, has won a contract with the Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency (NDMA) to provide consultancy support for the New Norwegian Submarine Acquisition programme. Following an international competition, the contract, which was signed this month, 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 the organisations of key project stakeholders
Lithuania has signed an agreement with Norway last week to procure components and missiles of mid-range Norwegian advanced surface to air missile system (NASAMS). NASAMS is scheduled to be delivered to Lithuania by 2020, the defense ministry announced Friday
Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems has signed a key contract worth 35 million Euros (approx. INR 2
The Norwegian Government long term plan proposes an acquisition of four new submarines to replace the current fleet, replace Norways Maritime Patrol Aircraft and other investments in air defense systems after completing the acquisition of F-35 fighter jets. The long term plan will both see the introduction of longer range weapons to Norway's current NASAMS II-system, as well as the acquisition of dedicated long range air-defence systems to protect critical areas
The IDAS Consortium, formed by ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems and Diehl BGT Defence, has recently conducted the first ejection trials with their submarine launched missile system IDAS (Interactive Defence and Attack System for Submarines) in Northern Norwegian waters. The ULA class submarine HNoMS Uredd of the Royal Norwegian Navy served as the firing platform
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