IMDEX Asia 2017: Singapore Navy Procuring 2 more Type 218SG submarines from TKMS

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IMDEX Asia 2017 Online Show Coverage - Type 218SG
 
 
 
IMDEX Asia 2017: Singapore Navy Procuring 2 more Type 218SG submarines from TKMS
 
Singapore's Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) announced today that it was procuring two more Type 218SG submarines during the IMDEX Asia 2017 exhibition in Singapore. The MINDEF has signed a contract with TKMS which includes a logistics package and a crew training arrangement in Germany as well.
     
IMDEX Asia 2017: Singapore Navy Procuring 2 more Type 218SG submarines from TKMSType 218SG scale model on TKMS stand at IMDEX Asia 2017
     
The new submarines are part of the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN)’s approach to long-term capability development. Tailored to meet the RSN’s unique operational requirements, the Type 218SG submarines incorporate design innovation and advanced maintenance and engineering concepts to optimise training, operation and maintenance costs. They will also be equipped with significantly improved capabilities like modern combat systems and air-independent propulsion systems.

The RSN is making good progress in the submarine programme. The first two Type 218SG submarines, which were acquired in 2013, have commenced construction following their steel-cutting in 2014. They are projected for delivery from 2021. Together with the two additional Type 218SG submarines, they are part of the RSN’s submarine force renewal programme to meet operational requirements.

The Type 218SG is based on TKMS' Type 214 design. According to TKMS, the Type 218SG design has a length of approximately 70 meters, a diameter of 6.3 meters, a surface displacement of 2,000 tons and a crew complement of 28 sailors.
 

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