About Us

All the oceans at a glance.

A tradition of reliability.
We are a traditional high-tech company with almost 180 years of history. Our locations stand for a marine tradition marked with pride that we have shaped decisively. With innovative key technologies, we support our customers in mastering new security challenges. These range from securing trade routes and monitoring missions to overriding management tasks. In order to successfully design such scenarios, the smooth interaction of state-of-the-art boats and ships, weapons systems, and highly intelligent electronic components is required. The intelligent integration of hardware and software is essential.

World market leader in building conventional submarines
As the only German systems supplier for submarines, surface ships, and maritime electronics, we at thyssenkrupp Marine Systems are in a unique position to offer the full range of naval shipbuilding services from design, development, and production through to command and weapons deployment systems. We offer innovative products and services from a single source: With the integration of ATLAS ELEKTRONIK, we have evolved from a platform provider to an integrated systems house. We will continue to use ATLAS ELEKTRONIK as a valuable independent brand in order to strengthen our posi-tion in strategically important markets. Where it makes sense, we will work together to simplify pro-cesses and reduce costs.

We are efficient and want to be the most modern marine company in Europe: We have repeatedly demonstrated that we can set the marine standards of tomorrow. Today, we are the world market leader in conventional submarines and a leader in the development of new technologies. Together with our industrial, often medium-sized partners, we make a significant contribution to maintaining peace, freedom, and security. We are actively involved in shaping European and transatlantic arms relations – 70 percent of NATO's conventional submarine fleet comes from our shipyard.

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Pioneers in modern shipbuilding
We are well placed to compete: We are investing heavily in equipping our sites and training our staff. In order to continue to live up to our claim, we intend to extensively modernize our Kiel shipyard in particular over the next few years. The aim is to expand it into an international competence center for conventional submarine construction.
We stand for naval shipbuilding in Germany and are proud of our employees. As an attractive em-ployer, we offer outstanding development opportunities in a high-tech and exciting international envi-ronment. Equipping the navies of tomorrow motivates us every day. For our customers, we develop forward-looking applications that set standards. The AIP and fuel cell system as well as state-of-the-art stealth capabilities are internationally recognized examples. With the further development of our autonomous underwater vehicles, we are now opening another chapter in innovation. Digital technologies such as virtual and augmented reality support us on our way to becoming a digital shipyard.

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