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Kongsberg, thyssenkrupp form combat systems venture

31 October 2017

Kongsberg and thyssenkrupp announced on 31 October that they had formed a joint venture company dedicated to conventional submarine combat systems.

The new company, to be called kta Naval Systems, will be 50% owned by Kongsberg and 50% by thyssenkrupp and its subsidiary, Atlas Elektronik. The venture will focus on the development, production, and maintenance of combat systems for conventional submarines.

The firm will be headquartered in Norway, with a branch office in Bremen, northern Germany, and will initially focus on delivering combat systems for the joint Norwegian-German procurement of the new Type 212 Common Design (CD) submarine.

The German and Norwegian governments signed a government-to-government agreement in June for the joint development, procurement, operation, and maintenance of submarines and their weapons systems.

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