Company News, 2010-12-22, 01:00 PM
Delivery of the second Class 209PN Submarine to the Portuguese Navy
On December 22, 2010, the second Class 209PN submarine for the Portuguese Navy, was delivered and commissioned on the premises of Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft – a company of ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems – in Kiel.
The new submarine named N.R.P. Arpão is equipped with an air-independent fuel cell propulsion system and combines the proven design principles of the Class 209 family with the innovative features of Class 214. Ultra-modern sensors and an integrated Command and Weapon Control System make it optimally suited to its future reconnaissance and surveillance tasks.
The contract on the two Class 209PN submarines was signed in 2004 with the Portuguese State. Start of production for N.R.P. ARPÃO was end of 2005, the naming ceremony took place on June 18, 2009.
The sister boat of N.R.P. ARPÃO, the N.R.P. TRIDENTE, was delivered earlier this year, on June 17, 2010. It has been in operation by the Portuguese Navy since its arrival in Lisbon.
Length overall approx. 68 m
Height approx. 13 m
Displacement approx. 1,840 t
Crew Complement 32