Naval yards have nothing to complain about when it comes to support from the German government. In fact, Berlin’s representatives have truly put their shoulders to the wheel during sales negotiations, such as recent negotiations with the Australian government.
Senior German politicians fly to foreign countries, embassies tout German industry and if a deal is reached, the German armed forces, the Bundeswehr, often provides training for foreign soldiers.
One of the beneficiaries of this support is ThyssenKrupp, Germany’s largest manufacturer of submarines and frigates. The company has also been able to count on government support in other ways.