Type 216 submarine
The Type 216 is a submarine design concept announced by Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft based on the Type 212/214. It is a larger design targeted to meet the needs of the Australian Collins-class submarine replacement project, also known as SEA 1000, and the needs of other countries possibly including India and Canada. The design is double hulled with two decks, includes a fuel cell, Permasyn motor, and lithium-ion batteries. The Australian Navy chose the Shortfin Barracuda, a conventional variant of the French Barracuda-class submarine instead.
|Displacement:||4,000 metric tonnes|
|Propulsion:||Diesel-Electric with AIP|
|Speed:||over 20 knots (37 km/h)|
|Range:||10,400 nautical miles (19,300 km) at 10 knots|
|Complement:||33 + Additional berths for Special Forces, Specialists, and Students|
|Notes:||Design concept only. No vessels yet ordered.|