Launching of the first Class 209PN Submarine for the Portuguese Navy in Kiel(PresseBox) (Hamburg/Kiel, )
The new submarine has a combined diesel-electric and fuel cell propulsion system. Equipped with ultra-modern sensors and an integrated Command and Weapon Control System, it is optimally suited to its future reconnaissance and surveillance tasks.
The contract for the two submarines was signed in 2004 between the Portuguese State and the German Submarine Consortium (GSC).
Length overall approx. 68 m
Height approx. 13 m
Displacement approx. 1,850 t