Type 218SG submarine
|Builders:||ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems, Kiel|
|Operators:||Republic of Singapore Navy|
|Preceded by:||Archer-class submarine|
|Cost:||<$1 billion USD|
|Installed power:||2x120kW PEM fuel cells|
|Notes:||Delivery expected in 2020|
The Type 218SG is a submarine class ordered by the Republic of Singapore Navy from ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems. These submarines, along with the previously acquired Archer-class, will replace Singapore's Challenger-class submarines.
The customized design is oceangoing and larger than the Challenger-class and Archer-class submarines operated by the Singapore Navy. The design is expected to be influenced by the export Type 214 submarine or Type 216 submarine, which has been designed for the potential needs of several other navies (Australian, Canadian and Indian). Features will include AIP and a combat system designed by both Atlas Elektronik and ST Electronics. The type 218 also features an "X" rudder "which offers enhanced manoeuvrability in confined littoral waters, as opposed to the Type 214's cruciform rudder arrangement."
On 16 May 2017, Singapore defence minister Ng Eng Hen announced an order of 2 more Type 218SG submarines for a total of 4. The first 2 will be delivered in 2021 and 2022, while the remaining 2 will be delivered from 2024.
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- Coates, Peter. "Key TKMS Type 218SG details revealed after partial unveiling". Submarine Matters. Retrieved 26 April 2016.
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