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Israel places order for three Dakar Class subs from thyssenkrupp Marine Systems

Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems has confirmed that the company intends to enter into an agreement with the Israeli Ministry of Defence for the delivery of three Dakar Class submarines, a new purpose-built class of submarine to meet Israeli operational needs.

Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems has confirmed that the company intends to enter into an agreement with the Israeli Ministry of Defence for the delivery of three Dakar Class submarines, a new purpose-built class of submarine to meet Israeli operational needs.

thyssenkrupp Marine Systems confirmed that it intends to enter into agreement with the Israeli Ministry of Defence for the delivery of three Dakar Class submarines.

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Designed to replace Israel’s Dolphin Class, the Dakar is a purpose-built design to fulfil the operational needs of the Israeli military.

However, the company has confirmed that it would need to undertake further discussions with its supply chain before the contract can come into effect.

“We, as thyssenkrupp Marine Systems and Germans, are honoured and proud to continue the  long cooperation – spanning decades – with the Israeli Ministry of Defence and the Israeli Navy. The new class of submarine will provide Israel with the most advanced capabilities, based on an innovative, cutting-edge technology,” Dr Rolf Wirtz, chief executive of thyssenkrupp Marine systems, said.

“This agreement demonstrates the deep commitment of thyssenkrupp Marine Systems to guarantee Israel’s long-term security. It was signed after a thorough and extensive groundwork process, and I would like to thank our  partners in the Ministry of Defence and the Israeli Navy for their commitment and professionalism.”

The announcement comes following a long working relationship between the company and the State of Israel.

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“In the last joint project with the Israeli Navy, the SA'AR-6 project, we delivered four corvettes on time and within budget. In this respect, we are very much looking forward to working with our longstanding partner again.”

Thyssenkrupp invested €250 million into the creation of thyssenkrupp Marine Systems in 2019 ahead of the expected contract, developing a new shipyard in Kiel to operate as a new centre of competence for submarine manufacturing capabilities, as well as the construction of a new shipbuilding hall and fuel-cell production site.

[Related: HENSOLDT fits Norwegian and German submarines with digitised optronics capabilities]

Israel places order for three Dakar Class subs from thyssenkrupp Marine Systems
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