Our Innovations

An innovative power house for naval technology.

We are entirely committed to further developing naval technologies and continuously setting new standards for ourselves. Innovation to us, is not just a buzzword – it is part of our daily business and mentality as thyssenkrupp Marine Systems: We think ahead. We think different. We think innovative. 

Based on our long shipbuilding tradition and our state-of-the-art expertise we work closely with our customers worldwide to further advance our renowned submarines and naval vessels, as well as developing new future-proof designs ready for construction at our yards or selected sites in costumer countries.

This means: By strengthening our teams, locations and maintaining a close communication with our customers worldwide, we anticipate about the future demands and requirements.

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Innovations are an essential driver for our work. On the other hand, our tradition sets the base for us as a successful company. Both history and future are key components when it comes to reaching our goal: becoming the most modern naval company in Europe.

HDW Fuel Cell AIP Systems

The HDW fuel cell system is specially designed as a silent energy converter and extension to a conventional propulsion system. Its modular layout is just as simple as the principle itself.

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Misslie Systems IDAS

The Interactive Defence and Attack System for submarines enables an active defence against threats above water, allowing a submerged submarine to eject a missile. The operator keeps full control and maneuverability of the missile even after the launch, while the submarine remains hidden.

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Composite Materials

In submarine construction composite materials were originally seen as an anti-corrosion solution for the steel upper superstructures. thyssenkrupp Marine Systems has focused on expanding composites into other design areas and using them to improve existing products.

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Torpedo Countermeasures

Our wide variety of our Torpedo Countermeasure solutions have made their way into the submarine flotillas of several NATO and non-NATO allies. Our systems can be either integrated into new submarines or installed as part of refit programs.

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We are constantly moving in a field of tension between proven maritime shipbuilding solutions and innovations in the high-tech sector. In the submarine, everything is safety-relevant. There is little room for error under water. We bear a great responsibility, and this has a major impact on the design of our systems.

Dr. Anika Stein, Head of Defense Systems at thyssenkrupp Marine Systems