Singapore is acquiring two new submarines from German defence contractor ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems with delivery to take place in 2020, Defense ministry said in a statement.
It said the deal included a logistics package and a crew training arrangement in Germany, but the cost is not declared yet.
The two new submarines, along with Archer-class submarines purchased from Sweden in 2005 will replace its Challenger-class submarines that were built in the 1960s and acquired by the city-state in the 1990s.
“The replacement submarines will have significantly improved capabilities and be equipped with Air Independent Propulsion Systems,” the ministry said in the statement.
The German firm said the propulsion system significantly increases a submarine’s underwater range, reducing the risk of discovery.
Singapore announced in September it was acquiring an advanced European air defence system to replace its ageing US-made Hawk surface-to-air batteries.
Singapore is planning to buy 6 AN/TPQ-53 Counterfire Target Acquisition Radar Systems for an estimated cost of $179 million with Lockheed Martin as a principal contractor. Singapore has requested the sale of 6 AN/TPQ-53 (V) Counterfire Target Acquisition Radar Systems with 120 degree sector scan capability, software support, support equipment, simulator, generators, power units, personnel training and training equipment
Singapore is acquiring an advanced European air defense system as a replacement for its aging U.S
U.S has offered the deal to The Government of the Republic of Singapore for 100 AIM-120C7 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) for an estimated cost of $210 million and 20 AIM 9X-2 SIDEWINDER Block II All Up Round Missiles for an estimated cost of $36 million
Singapore Technologies Kinetics Ltd has secured an order to supply its 120mm Super Rapid Advanced Mortar Systems (SRAMS) to an overseas customer in a contract worth $46 million. "The 120mm SRAMS offers its operators superior battle proven firepower through its high rate of loading and increased mobility made possible with its extremely low recoil force
Sirkosky Aircraft has struck deals with two Asian countries to supply helicopters for search and rescue and other duties, the aircraft-maker announced at the Singapore air show on Feb 14. South Korea's Coast Guard signed with Sirkosky to deliver one S-92 in 2013 as part of the country’s Multi-purpose Helicopter Program
ST Engineering today announced that its land systems arm, ST Kinetics, has won a contract worth S$68m from the Singapore Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) through an international tender, to supply its new generation Spider Light Strike Vehicles (Spider LSV) and spares. Delivery is expected to take place over 2013-14
Lockheed Martin and BAE Systems are hoping to secure the Republic of Singapore Air Force's (RSAF) F-16 Fighting Falcon fleet upgrade contract. The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) had announced last week the potential foreign military sales (FMS) for upgrading Singapore's 60 F-16C/D/D+ aircraft for an estimated $2
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