Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2026
Total Production: 4
Also Known As: U212CD
Origin: Germany
Corporations: Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft GmbH and ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems
Parent System: U212
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): October 2005
Total Production: 15
Total Cost: USD$3.0 billion
Family Members: U212A
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Description: The U212-class submarines have been designed to be powered by hydrogen fuel cells instead of traditional atmosphere-dependent propulsion systems. The new submarines will be quietest than previous German models and will be able to stay submerged for longer periods of time. The fuel cells will provide to conventional submarines some features only available for nuclear-powered vessels. The fuel cell propulsion system based on hydrogen allows the boat to cruise submerged for weeks, typically a diesel-powered submarine can remain submerged for only two days. Fuel Cells generates no noise and no exhaust heat. The Portuguese and Greek Navies have ordered the German hydrogen fuel cell propulsion system for three of their U209-class submarines on order or already in service. The U212-class is an evolution of proven U209 submarines. The new submarine will be armed with the DM2A4 torpedo and will perform shallow water and open sea missions. It will feature six 533mm torpedo tubes and 12 torpedoes or 24 mines.

The U212NG, after Norway-Germany and Next-Generation, is the second generation of the U212 class submarine being ordered for the Norwegian Navy. In February 2017, Norway selected an improved variant of the U212A class submarine as replacement for the Ula class with the contract to be signed in 2019. Norway might receive four U212NG boats between 2025 and 2030.

U212NG News

There are 3 news between
6 Feb 2017 and 24 Apr 2017
Monday, April 24, 2017Norwegian Navy to Shrink Following F-35A Entry into Service
Monday, February 13, 2017Germany to Buy NSM Missiles from Norway as Offset for Four U212 Class Boats
Monday, February 6, 2017Norway Selects the U212NG Submarine as Ula Class Boat Replacement

Operators & Related Equipment

Contract to be signed in 2019 with first deliveries due in 2025

Grand Total 41
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