“Deep Blue Sea” Havelsan and Rheinmetall Team to supply Turkish Navy with Submarine Diving Simulator

Date: Issue 38 - December 2012

The Turkish Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) has contracted with Havelsan, the Turkish military software and systems company, and Rheinmetall Defence of Germany, to supply the Turkish Navy with a submarine diving simulator (SDS) for its PREVEZE and GÜR 209-class submarines.

Havelsan teamed with Rheinmetall on account of the Düsseldorf, Germany-based Group’s extensive experience in conventional submarine control simulation (SCS) technology. This in turn prompted SSM to select the partners to supply the Turkish Navy with a state-of-the-art submarine diving simulator. Following a three-year selection process, SSM officially awarded the contract on 3 October 2012.