On September 22, 2006, ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems subsidiaries HDW and Nordseewerke (DBA “ARGE 2. Los 212A”) signed a contract with the German Federal Office of Defence Technology and Procurement. It covers the delivery of another two U-212A Class diesel-electric submarines with air-independent propulsion systems and “major” communications improvements, as well as improved underwater sensor and signal processing technologies. See HDW release. In April 2006, a German U-212A set a world record for non-nuclear subs with a two-week-long dive from Eckernfoerde in Germany to Rota in Spain.
The Fleet and Industrial Supply Center Norfolk, Contracting Department’s Philadelphia, PA Office has awarded 9 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contracts for administrative and clerical services, in a pilot effort on behalf of the DoD-wide Strategic Sourcing Program.
The contract awards encompass one two-year base period plus a single 3-year option period, and have total award values of over $400 million in the base period and over $1.4 billion if all option periods are exercised. Winners include: