Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace is to deliver ORCCA combat systems elements to the six Type 212CD submarines to be built for Norway (4) and Germany (2), as well as the Naval Strike Missile (NSM) for both navies, the company announced on 8 July. The contracts are valued at a combined NOK8.2 billion (€789 million).
"The deliveries will last way into the 2030s and [are] an important and strategic milestone that strengthens our foothold in Europe, with Germany as an important and near partner. Our cooperation with Germany for submarine technology extends over several decades. With this new and expanded industrial cooperation, the partnership is taken to a new level that will have great importance for Norwegian technology development and value creation,” commented Geir Håøy, Kongsberg’s CEO.
The contract for NSM is a joint procurement by the two nations, valued at NOK4.4 billion. Germany is the 6th nation to select NSM, while for Norway, the contract will serve to replenish and update the current inventory.
The contract for the ORCCA Combat System is a subcontract from thyssenkrupp Marine Systems (prime contractor for the 212CD submarines), to kta naval systems (a joint venture of thyssenkrupp Marine Systems, Atlas Elektronik and Kongsberg). Kongsberg’s share of the contract is valued NOK3.8 billion.
"This bilateral agreement between Germany and Norway enables expanded industrial cooperation between our two countries. Common NSM and submarine procurement creates many new jobs and value creation in the whole supply chain in Norway for the next decade. Both NSM and the new submarine class represent the most modern and advanced high-end technology equipment that exists in the world today,” commented Eirik Lie, President of Kongsberg Defence and Aerospace.