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TKMS and Thales make common cause in Greece

Caption: Four MEKO frigates have been in service with the Greek Navy since the mid-1990s

Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) and the French defence group Thales become partners in the modernization of Greek frigates.

Four MEKO® 200 HN class frigates have been in service with the Greek Navy since the mid-1990s. In order to extend the service life of the fleet, the Greek Navy is planning an extensive modernization. [ds_preview]

Thales and thyssenkrupp Marine Systems have therefore formed a consortium and signed a corresponding contract shortly before the end of the year.

As part of the consortium, thyssenkrupp is responsible for the modernization of the ship platform. As a system house, TKMS will supply the communication systems as well as the design documents. A subcontract will be awarded to Atlas Elektronik for this purpose.

TKMS and Thales share the order package

Thales will in turn provide the Combat System with the Combat Management System TACTICOS as the basis and assume the role of spokesperson in the partnership consortium based in Hengelo (Netherlands).

“With the joint contract for the modernization of the Greek frigates, we are expanding our order book and demonstrating our strength as a maritime powerhouse,” says Oliver Burkhard, CEO of TKMS.

thyssenkrupp Marine Systems reportedly intends to award a subcontract to a local Greek shipyard to have the shipbuilding modifications carried out. The consortium is expected to receive the order in 2024.

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