Nice work on the submarines!
Howaldswerke-Deutsche Werft (part of ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems from 2005) have almost two hundred years of experience in ship building and over eighty years in submarine construction. It built U-boats during both WWI and WWII. After the WWII it was one of shipyards that was not dismantled and remain active building civilian ships. Type 201 become first submarine built for German navy after the WWII, follow by the sucessfull Type 205 and Type 206. Most sucessfull submarine become the Type 209 which enter service in 1971 (first operator become Hellenic navy - which buy four Type 209/1100 - under the name Glavakos class). Sixty one Type 209 were built in five different subtypes (209/1100, 209/1200, 209/1300, 209/1400 and 209/1500 - two additional subtypes 209/1600 and 209/1700 were proposed but never built). Production of this class was almost forty years old with South African Heroine (modified 209/1400) S103 Queen Modjaji I been the last boat built (2008). It was without dobut most sucessful non nuclear submarine in modern times.
Type 212 - First commissioned in service in 2005 with German navy, Type 212 at the time of the launch and even today fifteen years later become one of most advanced attack submarines ever. It was not built in larger number as its predcessor the 209 but still twelve of them were built by the 2021, although three submarines of the Dolphin 2 (Israel) were heavily modified on 212.
Type 214 - is believed to be the next sucess and although not build in numbers as Type 209 twenty four ships were ordered from 2002 to 2020.
Type 216 - is design created for Australian navy, however after Australia order six Soryu class submarines in 2017 and two FAS90 submarines in 2020, class was cancelled, although Vietnam and Pakistan were both insterested to buy submarine and Pakistan actually order two of them.
Type 218 - proposed submarine fo Singapore, however since Singapore ordered nine submarines from NovaTech, 218 was cancelled.
Operators in 2020:
Type 209: Total ordered: 61, total in service: 48 (plus six Israeli Dolphins)
Argentina: 4x (two Type 209/1100 to be replaced and two former Turkish 209/1400) - all four currently active
Venezuela: 2x Type 209/1300 in service
South Africa: 3x Type 209/1400 (modified as Heroine class) in service
Turkey: 14x (6x Type 209/1200 - all replaced with NovaTech FAS65 submarine, 8x Type 209/1400 - 6x of this still in service, two retired and sold to Argentina, six of the 209/1200 were in process of scrapping)
Peru: 6x (two 209/1100 - retired, awaiting dispossal and replacement), four 209/1200 in service)
Indonesia: 2x Type 209/1300 - recently replaced, one sub to be scrapped, other to remain in training service, replaced by NT FAS72 submarines
India: 4x Type 209/1500 - in service
South Korea: 9x Type 209/1200 (Chang Bogo class) - all in service, probably to be replaced soon
Greece: 8x (four Type 209/1100 all retired and probably scrapped, replaced by four new Type 214 submarines, four Type 209/1200, in active service, to be replaced by two new Type 214)
Ecuador: 2x Type 209/1300 - in service
Columbia: 2x Type 209/1200 - in service (to be replaced soon)
Chile: 2x Type 209/1400 - in service
Brazil: 5x Type 209/1400 - in service, to be replaced soon
Israel: 6x Dolphin class in service (3x Dolphin I and 3x Dolphin II), this were heavily upgraded Type 209 submarines although Dolphin II have more 212 exterior look
Type 212: Total ordered: 12, in service: 12
Germany: 6x Type 212 in service, possible two additional updated 212 to enter service soon
Italy: 6x Type 212 in service
Croatia: 2x Type 212 in service
Type 214: Total ordered: 25, in service: 21
Greece: 8x Type 214 in service, two additional to enter soon in service, and possible four additional to be ordered for total of fourteen submarines
South Korea: 9x Type 214 in serivce
Portugal: 2x (Improved) Type 214 in service, possibly two additional
Pakistan: 4x Type 214 on order
Turkey: 2x Type 214 in service
Type 216: On order: 2
Pakistan: 2x Type 216 on order
NovaTech - Naval division
NovaTech ND is relativly young in ship and submarine construction with first submarine designed in 1997-1999 which become the first of the FAS (Fast Attack Submarine) submarines the FAS50. While the initial sub saw very little interest and only four were sold it sucessor the FAS65 saw much more attention. Not only the submarine was cheaper but it was fit with advanced technologies that were better even of those HDW had. Not only that but all NT subs from FAS65 to FAS90 were heavily armed. With large number of bow torpedo tubes, VLS's and mines as well advanced countermeasures. On top of all advances NT was capable to build FAS65 and 72 series under one year retaining the quality. This was due NT policy to have all needed parts for submarine assembly near the main assembly line. Every part from largest to smallest was to be in shipyard and only then when all parts were counted construction can start. It was also the way subs were built from only three main segments. Foward part with mid section, aft section with part of mid section and con tower. NT engineers and workers were capable to outfit all technologies into all three segments and then fusing them together, sea trials also last less time. This gives NT capability to built larger number of submarines in less time (usually two to three years were needed on most shipyards), and this is the main card for good sales of both FAS65 and 72.
Technologically NT submarines were better, more resilient, twice dangerous then those of HDW and mostly they were slightly chepaer then HDW subs, although FAS75/72 and FAS90 were slightly more expensive. However even in twenty years NT ND establish itself as one of best in submarine design and construction.
Operators in 2021:
FAS50: Total ordered: 4, in service: 4
Urugvay: 2x FAS50 in service
Nigeria: 2x FAS50 in service
FAS65: Total ordered: 20, total in service: 20
Venezuela: 2x FAS65 in service
Mexico: 6x FAS65 in service
South Africa: 4x FAS65 in service
New Zeeland: 2x FAS65 in service
Turkey: 6x FAS65 in service
FAS72(72/75,75/72): Total ordered: 22, in service: 13, to be delivered: 9
Singapore: 9x FAS72 (4x FAS72 in service, two additional FAS72 on order, 1x FAS75/72 in service, two additional under construction)
Indonesia: 6xFAS72 (4x FAS72 in service, 1x FAS75/72 in service, one additional FAS75/72 under construction)
Thailand: 2x FAS72 (one FAS72 in service, one more under construction)
Portugal: 4x FAS72 (2x FAS72/75 in service, 2x FAS75/72 planned)
Nigeria: 1x FAS75/72 under construction
FAS90: 10 FAS90 on order
Turkey: 2x FAS90 on order
Vietnam: 1x FAS90 on order
Italy: 4x FAS90 on order
Australia: 2x FAS90 on order
Taiwan: 1x FAS90 on order,
all FAS90 subs were expected to be delievered between 2023 and 2026
In total: HDW has sold 100 of its modern submarines (Types 209 to 216) from 1971 to 2020, while NovaTech Naval division sold 56 submarines (FAS50 to FAS90) from 2001 to 2020.
Yes the HDW sold more submarines, however NT ND establish itself quickly on the submarine market with quality and state of art submarines. Submarines that were designed to kill the large ballistic subs and every other types of ships in the world.