Germany retires six submarines to save money

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    Berlin - Germany is to retire six of its Type 206A submarines in order to save money as its defence budget dwindles, a spokesman said in the Baltic naval port of Gluecksburg on Thursday.
    The German Navy had originally planned to phase out its 10 remaining Type 206A subs gradually. The six were scheduled to be retired by 2015 and sold to other navies, but the order has now been given to mothball them with immediate effect.
    The diesel-electric submarines, which were designed to attack shipping in the shallow Baltic Sea, have been in service for 40 years. They are being replaced by the Type 212A, a hush submarine that can remain underwater for weeks thanks to its fuel-cell motor.
    A naval spokesman said the decision was for economic reasons. The Defence Ministry has been told to prepare for drastic budget cuts.
    The spokesman said the Navy would redeploy the six idle Type 206A crews to share duties in rotation on the remaining four submarines of the same class.

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    Germany is cutting her ***** off. This is also in conjunction with the dismissal of 100,000 troops.
     
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    cant IN buys those subs , IN needs urgent subs
     
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    Germany retires six submarines to save money

    Jun 3, 2010, 17:02 GMT


    Berlin - Germany is to retire six of its Type 206A submarines in order to save money as its defence budget dwindles, a spokesman said in the Baltic naval port of Gluecksburg on Thursday.
    The German Navy had originally planned to phase out its 10 remaining Type 206A subs gradually. The six were scheduled to be retired by 2015 and sold to other navies, but the order has now been given to mothball them with immediate effect.
    The diesel-electric submarines, which were designed to attack shipping in the shallow Baltic Sea, have been in service for 40 years. They are being replaced by the Type 212A, a hush submarine that can remain underwater for weeks thanks to its fuel-cell motor.
    A naval spokesman said the decision was for economic reasons. The Defence Ministry has been told to prepare for drastic budget cuts.
    The spokesman said the Navy would redeploy the six idle Type 206A crews to share duties in rotation on the remaining four submarines of the same class.

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    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    There is already a thread about this somewhere.
     
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    It shows how bad economic conditions of Europe is . almost all countries are still in recession and Germany is also facing the heat despite being largest and strongest Economy in Europe. I read it somewhere that Portugal and Ireland will soon follow Greece.
     
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    Dont we have option to buy these for depleting submarine strength?
     
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    These are Old. We are looking at New Subs, with AIP and latest gizmos. The Article says 40+ Years old, and yes, they might be refurbished, but nothing like what we are looking for at the moment. God Speed
     
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    even Germany is willing to sell these Submarine, Indian Defence procurement will make it minimum 3 yrs.
    so its not going happen any way with out reasonable commissions to Babus .
     

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