Hamburg, Germany, 13 November 2008: General Tariq Majid, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) who is currently on an official visit to Germany, visited Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft GmbH (HDW), Marine System Production Facility at Kiel city on Wednesday. General Wolfgang Schniederhan, German Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) also accompanied General Tariq Majid.
With a history of 160 years of ship building, HDW is capable of producing world's most modern non-nuclear submarines, container vessels and large merchant ships.
On arrival at the Marine System Production Plant, CJCSC was received by Mr. Walter Freitag, Managing Director HDW. He was then given an in depth briefing about the facility. Chairman JCSC also saw different production units including submarine production and refurbishing facilities.
Today Chairman JCSC visited Führungsakademie der Bundeswehr (Armed Forces Staff College) at Hamburg. German CDS also accompanied him to the Führungsakademie. At the college, CJCSC was received by Director of Faculty Brigadier General Karl Schreiner, who briefed him about the alumni’s curriculum and ongoing training activities.
Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, General Tariq Majid during his visit to Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft GmbH (HDW), Marine System Production Facility at Kiel city, Germany. (13-11-2008) – Photo ISPR
are we going for 412 subs ?