Cybersecurity and Training Needs Inflate Cost of Germany’s MKS 180 Warships Even More

BERLIN, Sept 17 (Reuters) - A need for more cybersecurity features and plans for a training facility have driven up the projected cost of Germany's new multi-purpose MKS 180 warship programme by 700 million euros to around 5.2 billion euros ($6.1 billion), the Defence Ministry said on Monday. The projected cost had already been raised by 500 million euros last year. A … [Read more...]

Germany to Boost Naval Spending Under $4.3 Billion Warship Plan

By Birgit Jennen and Rainer Buergin (Bloomberg) -- Germany plans to spend an extra 525 million euros ($572 million) to boost the capabilities of a new class of combat ships that symbolize the country’s readiness to take on greater global responsibility and defend shipping lanes. The changes will improve weapons capabilities and crew protection of the planned MKS 180 … [Read more...]

Germany to Buy Six MKS Multi-Role Warships – Ministry

BERLIN, Feb 13 (Reuters) - German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen has decided to buy six MKS-180 multi-role warships instead of putting off a decision on two of those ships until 2030, her spokesman said on Monday. The ministry decided last October to delay a tender for four warships, which was valued at 4 billion euros ($4.24 billion), to ensure that quality standards … [Read more...]

Germany to Skip Tender for 1.5 Billion Euro Warship Purchase

BERLIN, Jan 26 (Reuters) - The German Defence Ministry on Thursday said it would skip an open tender for the planned purchase of five more corvettes valued at 1.5 billion euros and instead ask the three-company consortium that built the existing warships to submit a bid.  "The defence ministry has decided to ask the ARGE K130 consortium to bid for procurement of five … [Read more...]

Contract for $4.5 Billion German Multi-Role Warships Delayed

BERLIN, Oct 11 (Reuters) - A tender worth around 4 billion euros ($4.5 billion) for four warships for the German navy has been delayed by around six months to ensure quality standards are met, according to a copy of a defence ministry letter seen by Reuters on Tuesday. The new are expected to be delivered from 2023. They are intended to be capable of attacking targets on … [Read more...]