20.12.2012 Norway Ministry Of Defence
Norway's six Ula class submarines will reach the end of their service life after 2020. An ongoing study led by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) is producing a basis for the decision between a life extension of the Ula class, a replacement program, or a combination of the two. The recommendation will be presented in 2014. The chosen solution will then form the basis for a project definition phase before an investment project is presented for the Norwegian Parliament, which is planned to happen within 2017.
The study is proceeding according to plan. The Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation (NDLO) has just received replies to a “Request for Information” (RFI) issued in September 2012 to a number of prequalified shipyards.
ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (representing Kockums AB, Sweden and HDW, Germany) and
Daewoo Shipbuilding &Marine Engineering (DSME, South Korea).