TKMS finalized the order of three Dakar-class submarines for the Israeli Ministry of Defence.

TKMS finalized the order of three Dakar-class submarines for the Israeli Ministry of Defence.


Dr Rolf Wirtz, CEO thyssenkrupp Marine Systems:
“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.
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.”
Israeli Navy currently uses the dolphin-class submarines which will be replaced by Dakar- class
with a completely new design and special engeneering to full the requirements of the navy.
Intensive talks are to happen with the suppliers as well before the contract comes into effect.
Rolf Wirtz: “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.”
Previously in 2019, Thyssenkrupp had invested about 250 million euros in the Thyssenkrupp
Marine System, ergo securing Kiel as a location of international centre of competence for
conventional submarine construction. The new shipping hall and a fuel-cell production facility’s
construction is already visible on the shipyard site.

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