Singapore will be getting two brand new submarines.
The Ministry of Defence (Mindef) said in a statement on Monday that it inked a deal with German defence contractor Thyssenkrupp Marine System on Friday to buy two Type 218SG vessels.
The contract includes a logistics package and the training of Singaporean crew in Germany.
The new vessels, together with two second-hand Archerclass submarines, will replace four ageing Challenger-class submarines. Mindef said that the Challenger-class vessels, which were built in the 1960s, will be progressively retired from service.
The new vessels are expected to be delivered from 2020.
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