TKMS Wants to Build New Submarines and Corvettes for Germany

TKMS Wants to Build New Submarines and Corvettes for Germany

The Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) aims to place new orders from the German Navy as Berlin turns its attention to strengthening the German armed forces after years in response to the Ukraine war. Speaking to the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), TKMS chief Oliver Burkhard said his company had been invited to bid for additional submarines and corvettes, adding that this would happen in the coming weeks.

According to Burkhard, TKMS will bid for the construction of at least two submarines, products of cooperation between Norway and Germany in the field, and the third batch of K130 corvettes (Braunschweig class). Finally, TKMS is interested in the program of the future F127 frigates of the German Navy (Bundesmarine).

TKMS Wants to Build New Submarines and Corvettes for Germany

In a policy shift after decades of attrition of Germany"s armed forces, Chancellor Olaf Scholz promised to sharply increase defence spending, including an initial 100 billion euro ($106 billion) fund. The German Navy plans to retire its three Sachsen-class air defence ships in the mid-2030s. The "Next Generation Frigate" will close this capability gap in order to implement Germany"s NATO planning goals. These ships dubbed F 127s, provide additional options for meeting other NATO requirements for sea-based defence against ballistic and hypersonic missiles.

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