Hosted by thyssenkrupp, seventh international submarine conference SubCon 2019 proved to be extremely successful among its participants.

The conference was held on 3-5 September under the patronage of the Bundestag and Maritime Coordinator of the Federal Government of Germany member Norbert Brackmann.

The motto of the event was ‘one family. world wide. deep down.’

The three-day conference served as an exchange about innovations, their applications and experiences in the use of submarines between navies and industry from around the world.

thyssenkrupp Marine Systems CEO Dr Rolf Wirtz said: “The conference was a great success. The fantastic exchange between the participating navies from all over the world and in addition with the manufacturers about the requirements on hardware and software is an incomparable added value of the SubCon for all its participants.

“Moreover, I am particularly proud that we introduced the new combat system for our submarines named ORCCA. What we have accomplished there in one and a half years is clear proof of our strength as a system house.”

thyssenkrupp-Kongsberg kta Naval Systems Joint Venture (JV)-developed combat system is currently the most modern system for non-nuclear submarines on the market
due to a combination of the highest adaptability and IT security.

thyssenkrupp Marine Systems’ new developments in the field of the fuel cell, lithium-ion battery, additive manufacturing, cybersecurity and the use of virtual / augmented reality to support customers in the maintenance of boats at their own shipyards were presented at the conference.

The program also included expert lectures by thyssenkrupp Marine Systems and its industrial partners on submarine designs, modernisation and maintenance, propulsion technology, sonar and communication systems, stealth, torpedo developments, digitisation, and more.

The SubCon has been held every four years since 1995 in Kiel, Germany. This year, over 350 guests from Germany and abroad participated, including representatives from 20 marine and procurement agencies.

With around 6,000 employees, thyssenkrupp Marine Systems is one of the world’s leading marine companies and a systems provider for the submarine and surface shipbuilding, as well as maritime electronics and security technology.

Over 180 years of constant improvement pursuit formed the basis for the company’s success in setting new standards.

thyssenkrupp Marine Systems offers customised solutions for highly complex challenges. The driving forces behind this are the employees of the company, who shape the future of thyssenkrupp Marine Systems with passion and commitment every day.

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