Evolutionary Design

Risk management

Our focus is to reduce risk in in the development of new submarines. This is why our submarines follow an Evolutionary Design philosophy. The best design features of each class of submarines evolve into the next class, ensuring the new classes of submarines have solid, well-proven technology, materials and standards. This design progression reduces risk within the design, allowing competent and proficient innovations to be introduced into a new class.


HDW Class 212 CD stands in a long line of successful submarine developments, with the signature optimized HDW Class 212A as its operationally proven predecessor. Thanks to their unique shape, a-magnetic steel design and cutting-edge combat systems HDW Class 212 CD will represent the peak of stealth technology. With a size similar to the NL WALRUS Class submarine, it is ready for expeditionary missions.


Company headquarters

thyssenkrupp Marine Systems GmbH
Werftstrasse 112-114
24143 Kiel, Germany
P.O. Box 6309
24124 Kiel, Germany
Phone: +49 431 700 0
Fax: +49 431 700 2312

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