Damen to build German Navy's multi-purpose combat ship
The German government has announced that they selected Dutch shipbuilding group Damen as the main contractor in the construction of at least four multi-purpose combat frigates for the German Navy.
Damen says it is “extremely proud of, and satisfied with” the result of the evaluation process announced today by the German Government, which awaits parliamentary approval in Germany.
The MKS 180 frigates are Germany’s next-generation warships, described as an “all-rounder” multi-purpose combat ship with interchangeable mission-specific modules to cover a wide-range of naval missions.
Damen will work with German partner Blohm + Voss and Thales on the contract, which is still subject to German parliamentary approval.
German Naval Yards in Kiel also applied to Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems (TkMS) as a subcontractor for the billion dollar project. With over 5.2 billion euros earmarked for the ships, the MKS 180 project ranks as one of largest naval contracts in the history of the German armed forces.
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