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Singapore has signed a contract for the purchase of two German submarines Type 218SG

Singapore has signed a contract for the purchase of two German submarines Type 218SG

Singapore, which has the most modern armed forces in Southeast Asia, announced on Monday a contract with the German company ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems for the purchase of two new submarines.

In a statement, the country's Defense Ministry said that a contract was signed for the purchase of two submarines Type 218SG, which will be received in the 2020 year.

The report also says that the contract includes a logistics package and crew training in Germany, but does not indicate the total amount of the transaction.

Two new submarines, along with Archer class submarines, purchased from Sweden in 2005, will be replaced by Challenger class submarines (pictured), which were built in 1960 and purchased by the city-state in 1990.

"The new submarines will have significantly improved capabilities and will be equipped with air-independent propulsion systems," the country's defense ministry said in a statement.

According to the German company, the power plant will significantly improve the submarine spectrum of the submarine, reducing the risk of being detected.

In September, Singapore also announced the acquisition of an advanced European air defense system for upgrading American-made Hawke batteries.

The country's military budget in 2013 was 12,34 billion Singapore dollars (9,84 billion US dollars), compared with 11,83 billion Singapore dollars in 2012 year.

Singapore, surrounded by significantly larger neighbors, has pursued an effective defense strategy since its separation from Malaysia in 1965.
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  1. svp67
    svp67 4 December 2013 11: 32
    And when will such boats appear?
    1. Lord of the Sith
      Lord of the Sith 4 December 2013 12: 32
      By the way, we noticed how Europe is disarming. The Germans sell tanks, Swedes boats, Bklgia is generally the first in Europe to abandon heavy equipment.
  2. Algor73
    Algor73 4 December 2013 11: 56
    Such a small country with such a large military budget. This is almost 5 times more than in Ukraine!
    1. Pimply
      Pimply 4 December 2013 12: 07
      If you want peace, prepare for war.
      1. Boa kaa
        Boa kaa 5 December 2013 02: 58
        So they follow this wise saying.
        "As Jane's notes, the purchase of German submarines could cost Singapore 2,8 billion euros. Singapore acquired new ships amid purchases by other countries of the region of diesel-electric submarines. Thus, in 2010, Malaysia received a second Scorpen-type submarine, Indonesia bought three ships of the Type 2011 project in 219, and Vietnam received the first Varshavyanka in November 2013.
  3. sapran
    sapran 4 December 2013 12: 33
    And they look everywhere in time somehow. And the economy and balance in politics. There is probably something to learn from people.
    1. StolzSS
      StolzSS 4 December 2013 19: 43
      Of course they have no corruption, they defeated it. That's all for enough money.
  4. mvg
    mvg 4 December 2013 12: 46
    their Air Force is based in the United States, its place is not enough. But the composition and quality of the aircraft is simply impressive. well done
  5. alone
    alone 4 December 2013 23: 30
    PEOPLE really work. The economy is on the rise, it has weight in politics, the armed forces are equipped with modern types of weapons. There really is something to learn. and besides, the state is the size of, say, a millionth city in Russia.