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  • 16 May 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    First ship of the German Navy’s newest K130 Braunschweig-class corvettes, FGS Braunschweig, will set sail for a one-year deployment to the UNIFIL mission in Lebanon. The ocean-going corvette will leave her homeport in Warnemünde, Germany Monday, May 16. Braunschweig’s crew of 54 soldiers, commanded by the Corvette Captain Ronny Bergner, will relieve another German Navy corvette, […]

  • 1 August 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Bundeswehr’s five new corvettes will be named after German cities.

  • 10 January 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    A consortium of three German shipbuilders is scheduled to officially begin works on the first of five new K130 corvettes in February this year, the German Navy chief has announced. Speaking in Dobbin-Linstow on January 10, Vice Admiral Andreas Krause said the steel-cutting ceremony for the future FGS Köln would be held on February 7. Köln is […]

  • 19 April 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    German shipbuilder Lürssen is set to host a keel-laying ceremony for the first of a second batch of Germany Navy K130 (Braunschweig-class) corvettes at its Peene shipyard in Volgast on April 25. The keel-laying for future FGS Köln comes two months after construction under the program got underway in February this year, and 19 months […]

  • 11 November 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    As the German Navy is preparing to decommission the last four fast attack craft still in service in the following days, it has shared a gallery of photos that show how the vessel type evolved through history. Gepard-class fast attack craft Hermelin, Zobel, Frettchen and Hyäne will be decommissioned in mid-Novermber as the last ships of the […]

  • 10 May 2017

    German Navy’s Braunschweig-class corvette FGS Magdeburg is scheduled to leave her Warnemünde navy base homeport and deploy to the UNIFIL mission in Lebanon. FGS Magdeburg will take the place of sister ship FGS Braunschweig which spent 12 months deployed to the United Nations mission. The corvette and her crew, led by Corvette Captain Thorsten Vögler, will […]

  • 17 October 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The German Navy will receive five new K130 Braunchweig-class corvettes thereby bringing the number of units in the class to ten. German lawmakers announced that 1.5 billion euros would be spent on the acquisition of the ships, according to a report by the German news site Süddeutsche Zeitung. The goal is to have the first […]

  • 15 May 2019

    German Navy corvette FGS Ludwigshafen am Rhein and her crew of 64 will depart naval base Warnemünde on May 17 to start an eight-month deployment to the Mediterranean Sea. The corvette will support the maritime task force of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon, currently led by the Brazilian Navy. Established in October 2006 […]

  • 6 September 2018

    The German Navy’s corvette Oldenburg (F263) is to deploy to the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL).  The ship is scheduled to leave its homeport Warnemünde with its Delta crew on September 10, 2018, according to the navy. The patrol of the coast of Lebanon comes twelve months after the previous deployment, Corvette captain Thorsten Vögler said, adding […]

  • 13 September 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The German defense procurement agency BAAINBw has authorized a €2.4 billion contract for the construction of five new Braunschweig-class (K130) corvettes. The ARGE K130 consortium, composed of Lürssen Werft, ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems and the recently incorporated German Naval Yards Kiel, will be delivering the ships. Led by Lürssen Werft as prime contractor, the shipbuilding team is to deliver the ships […]

  • 11 May 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    German Navy has recently ordered five satellite communication (satcom) terminals for its Braunschweig class (K-130) corvettes. The three-year project, awarded to the Spanish company Indra, in partnership with the company Atlas Elektronik, covers manufacturing, integration and testing, electronic documentation, and training for crews. In a request for proposals Indra’s TNX-100 terminal was selected for this contract. This […]

  • 8 August 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Swiss-Swedish company UMS Skeldar has been contracted to deliver a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to the German Navy. According to the German website Augen Geradeaus !, the contract between the German defense procurement agency BAAINBw and the Saab subsidiary was signed on August 3. The VTOL system with two […]

  • 22 February 2018

    German Navy’s Braunschweig-class corvette FGS Erfurt is scheduled to get underway from her Warnemünde homeport on February 26 to join the Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 (SNMG1). The corvette will spend most of her time in the North and Baltic Seas where SNMG1 regularly operates. Erfurt’s deployment will be closely following that of minehunter FGS […]

  • 22 June 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The German parliament on Wednesday decided to approve 11 billion euros for arms procurement which will include the construction of additional five K130 corvettes. The German Navy is expected to receive the five ships by 2023. Prior to this decision, German defense minister Ursula von der Leyen’s aim to procure the additional K130 corvettes was faced with […]

  • 30 October 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Construction works on the second ship of the second batch of German Navy K130 corvettes kicked off with a steel-cutting ceremony at Luerssen’s Bremen shipyard on October 28. In addition to being the second ship of the new batch, the future FGS Emden will be the seventh K130 (Braunschweig-class) corvette. The first five units were […]

  • 14 July 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The guided-missile destroyer USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) participated in a U.K.-led maritime exercise in the Atlantic Ocean, July 10.   The exercise consisted of combat operations in all areas of warfare including anti-submarine warfare, anti-aircraft warfare, and surface warfare. Naval units from the U.S., Germany and the United Kingdom included Royal Navy frigates HMS […]

  • 20 April 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Germany’s accelerated acquisition of five additional K130 corvettes could get stalled following a report that shipbuilders Lürssen and Thyssen-Krupp Marine Systems set the price too high. The shipbuilding duo is asking €2.9 billion for the five corvettes and two training facilities for corvette-operation, according to Handelsblatt Global. The almost €3 billion price tag is in stark […]

  • 9 June 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    German shipbuilders have reportedly resolved an issue that blocked German defense minister Ursula von der Leyen’s plans for a quick and simple acquisition of additional five K130 corvettes for the navy. The defense ministry had planned to award a construction contract to Thyssen Krupp Marine Systems (TKMS) and Lürssen, the corvette’s original builders, without a public tender. […]

  • 23 April 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Israeli Navy Commander in Chief has announced the names of the four Sa’ar 6 vessels currently under construction in Germany. In an announcement on April 22, Major General Eli Sharvit said the new ships would be named INS Magen, Oz, Independence and Victory. Construction on the new class of ships started at the Thyssenkrupp Marine […]

  • 8 February 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Construction of a new class of Israeli Navy corvettes started in Germany on February 7, with a steel-cutting ceremony at the Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems shipyard in Kiel. The high profile ceremony was attended by the head of the Israeli Navy, Admiral Eli Sharvit, and German Navy inspector Vice-admiral Andreas Krause. The steel cutting ceremony marked the start […]

  • 15 November 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    German Navy’s Braunschweig-class corvette Ludwigshafen am Rhein is expected to return to her homeport in Warnemünde on November 17, after concluding her NATO deployment. Before she reaches home, the K 130 corvette will have sailed over 14.000 nautical miles and spent some 80 days with NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 1 (SNMG1). Crewed by 59 sailors, Ludwigshafen am Rhein was part of […]

  • 21 June 2018

    German maritime technology firm Atlas Elektronik and Thales Deutschland have been contracted to deliver combat systems for the five new K130 corvettes that are to be built for the German Navy. In addition to combat systems, the contract will see the two companies set up and deliver a test and training center in Wilhelmshaven, according […]

  • 7 June 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    The project manager for German Navy’s K 130-class corvettes on June 3 authorized the use of the RBS-15 Mk3 long-range fire-and-forget surface-to-surface and air-to-surface, anti-ship missile against land targets. This means that the Navy now has a weapon system which, for the first time, allows it to engage land targets from the sea. The 4.35 meter missile […]

  • 27 September 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Austrian unmanned air system manufacturer Schiebel and German defense contractor Diehl Defence have renewed a teaming agreement which would allow Schiebel’s defense products to enter the German market. One particular goal of the collaboration is to market Schiebel’s vertical take-off and landing UAS, the Camcopter S-100. In 2008, Schiebel completed flight trials onboard the German Navy’s K130 Class Corvettes Braunschweig and […]

  • 9 June 2017

    German Navy’s K130 corvette FGS Braunschweig is returning from a 13-month deployment to UNIFIL and is expected to enter her Warnemünde navy base on June 14. During her deployment, the corvette changed crews two times and sailed a total of 41,600 nautical miles. FGS Braunschweig was replaced by sister ship FGS Magdeburg which assumed her duties on […]

  • 9 May 2018

    German Navy corvette FGS Braunschweig is scheduled to deploy to the Mediterranean Sea to represent the German contribution to operation UNIFIL  (United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon). The K130 corvette is set to depart its homeport in Warnemünde, Germany, on May 14, under the command of Frigate Captain Alexander Dubnitzki. Braunschweig’s previous 13-month deployment to Lebanon concluded […]

  • 1 October 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The lead ship of the German Navy’s K130 corvettes, the FGS Braunschweig, is returning from a five-month mission in Lebanon as part of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL). The corvette, manned by the “Charlie” crew, is scheduled to return to her homeport in Warnemünde on October 5. Commanded by Frigate Captain Alexander Dubnitzki, the […]

  • 26 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    German Navy’s K130 Braunschweig corvette FGS Ludwigshafen am Rhein is set to leave the Warnemünde navy base on August 31 to join the NATO Standing Maritime Group 1. The 63 sailors that form the ship’s complement will set sail under the command of corvette captain Marco Köster. During their time with SNMG1, German sailors will be under the […]

  • 13 June 2018

    German Navy corvette FGS Magdeburg and minehunter FGS Bad Bevensen will be returning to their respective homeports on Friday, after completing separate international deployments. Corvette Magdeburg is returning to her homeport in Warnemünde after 13 months of operations as part of the Maritime Task Force of UNIFIL. Departing her base in May 2017, Magdeburg covered […]