Submarines of the German Navy are equipped with navigation equipment, created by the Russian company "Transas". Moreover, the cooperation of the enterprise from the Russian Federation and the German military lasts from 2005 of the year, when Gerhard Schroeder was Chancellor in Germany.
The German newspaper Bild am Sonntag writes about it.
Beginning with 2005 of the year, the company "Transas" equipped about 100 German warships with navigation systems. And later she supplied Navi-Sailor instruments 4000 for position and speed determination for installation on new U35 and U36 submarines, which entered service with the German Navy only in 2015-2016 years.
In Germany, preoccupied with "Russian instruments" on German submarines, fearing a "high risk" of data leakage to a potential adversary. The journalists of the newspaper asked the head of the press service of the Ministry of Defense of the Federal Republic of Germany, Are navigational devices manufactured in the Russian Federation dangerous for submarines of the German Navy?. The military official's response was evasive.
Government is making significant efforts to secure IT cyber and crypto funds, under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Defense.
– he replied to the press.
The Russian company "Transas" works with 1990 of the year, producing navigational, meteorological, geophysical and other equipment for civil and military consumers. AT 2018 it was bought by Wärtsilä from Finland, but production capacity, producing defense products, as before, are in Russia.