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Norway is seeking submarine cooperation with other nations

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Norway is working towards establishing an extensive submarine cooperation with other nations in order to reduce cost and secure a submarine capability for the future.

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The current Norwegian Ula-class submarines will gradually reach their end-of-life in the 2020s. The Ministry of Defence is currently leading the work looking at procurement of new submarines.

The project is in its definition phase. This phase will be completed in the first half of 2016, when the external quality review is completed.

The Ministry of Defence has not chosen a supplier for new submarines, and is at present in dialogue with several different shipyards. It is therefore important to inform all parties as equally as possible.

The Ministry of Defence and the project are in active discussions with several different nations with regards to potential submarine cooperation, with the aim of achieving the Norwegian ambition for cooperation.

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