Submarine project 212A
The interests of TKMS and DCNS also crossed in Australia, the government of which expects to replace obsolete Collins-type submarines, which also require constant repairs. Australians need submarines that can make long-range crossings and, moreover, are capable of launching intercontinental missiles (as the text probably means cruise missiles that can hit ground targets. - note P.2). TKMS has already designed a similar boat: it’s about Dolphin-type diesel-electric submarines, which the concern sold to Israel, equipped with missiles with nuclear warheads.
The last battlefield between the two shipbuilding holdings is Canada, where the Conservative government, under the leadership of Stephen Harper (Stephen Harper), intends to acquire submarines with enhanced characteristics in order to establish its sovereignty in the Arctic. Today, Canada has only four diesel-electric submarines, acquired from the presence of the UK in the 1990-s, whose maintenance is very burdensome. Only one of the four diesel-electric submarines - Victoria is in service. Two more, Windsor and Chicoutimi, are undergoing trial operation after repair, and the last - Corner Brook has touched the ocean floor during the dive and is decommissioned.