Norway looks to update its submarines

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  1. Pathfinder

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    The Norwegian Ministry of Defense is negotiating with several different shipyards but has not yet chosen a supplier for new submarines, it stated in a press release.

    Norway has to replace its six Ula-class submarines, which will gradually reach their end of life in the 2020s. According to the release, Norway is also in discussions with several nations to establish the basis for submarine cooperation.

    Last year, Norwegian Defense Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide suggested a joint procurement with Poland during her visit to the MSPO exhibition in Kielce. Another potential partner is Germany.

    http://www.defensenews.com/story/de...way-eye-joint-submarine-procurement/81652056/
     
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    Germany and Norway have a solid history of collaboration on submarine construction and development. Our current Ula-Class was developed in Norway, as were their parts, but the submarines were put together in Germany.

    That said, current speculation is that Norway's submitted its plan to Germany, but Germany wants to develop a submarine that both nations will uses. Maybe this is the Type 216, we wont know until construction starts.
     
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