The Portuguese Navy (Marinha Portuguesa) has officially taken delivery of its second and last Tridente Class U209PN submarines on December 22 during a ceremony held in Kiel, Germany.

S161 NRP “Arpão” will join S160 NRP “Tridente” already in service with the 5º Esquadrilha de Submarinos flotilla. The fleet has been contracted by the Portuguese Ministry of Defence procurement agency DGAIED (Direcção-Geral de Armamento e Infra-Estruturas de Defesa) in 2004 to German Thyssen Krupp Marine Systems AG (TKMS) in order to replace the Barracuda Class which is a French Daphné design.




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