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  • 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 […]

  • 1 August 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

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

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 18 May 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The German defense ministry’s plan for a quick acquisition of additional five K130 corvettes has been brought to a halt following a ruling by the German cartel office on May 18. The defense ministry wanted to avoid an open procedure by buying the five corvettes from the Lürssen- Thyssen Krupp Marine Systems (TKMS) consortium which built 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 […]

  • 31 October 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Germany’s defense procurement agency BAAINBw has awarded Italian defense technology company Leonardo a contract to provide seven OTO 76/62 Super Rapid gun systems for the navy’s five new K130 corvettes. Leonardo says the contract also includes training and spare parts supply. The company also delivered gun systems for integration on the first batch of five corvettes. […]

  • 19 July 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Construction of additional five corvettes for the German Navy has been cleared for take-off by the German cartel office which ruled that the newly-formed shipbuilding consortium broke no cartel laws. This means that German Naval Yards Kiel GmbH will be able to join the ARGE K130 consortium – made up of Lürssen and Thyssen Krupp Marine Systems […]

  • 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 […]

  • 8 August 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    German defense contractor Rheinmetall has joined forces with missile maker MBDA to develop, integrate and test a laser demonstrator for the German Navy’s K130 corvette. Laser effector systems are currently being developed for shipboard and naval use by the navies of the US and the UK, for example, and Germany is now joining the efforts. […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 2 August 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    Swedish defense contractor Saab announced it has received an order from Germany’s Diehl Defence to deliver its RBS15 Mk3 anti-ship missile system for the five new K130 corvettes. Saab said the order is worth approximately 160 million Swedish Krona ($18.1 million) with several priced options related to integrated logistic support (ILS) and IT security. Deliveries will take […]

  • 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 […]

  • 23 September 2011
    Equipment & technology

    The official roll-out of the RBS15 Mk3 heavy anti-ship missile for the German Navy took place at a ceremony of the Federal Office… By sukhoi-3omki (freerepublic) [mappress] Source: freerepublic, September 23, 2011

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 18 January 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Spanish Navy frigate ESPS Victoria, currently deployed in operation Atalanta, visited a total of 30 craft off the coast of Somalia during the second week of January. These endeavors were part of the European Union mission, and are intended to ascertain that piracy in the area is fully under control. During the seven days that […]

  • 13 June 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    German Navy corvette ‘Erfurt’ returned to her homeport in Warnemünde, Germany on June 11 after a 17-month deployment. Having a ship spend 17 months deployed without returning home was important for the German Navy as it was able to test the ‘intensive use’ principle for the corvettes where four crews man one ship. The K 130 corvette […]

  • 1 March 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    German Navy’s K130 corvette Ludwigshafen am Rhein left her homeport of Warnemünde on February 28 to join her Swedish Navy counterpart for Baltic Sea drills. The Royal Swedish Navy is represented by the Visby-class corvette HMS Härnösand. Sweden is not a NATO member but regularly takes part in exercises with the organization’s member states, including Germany. The […]

  • 8 January 2016

    The German Navy corvette FGS Ludwigshafen am Rhein will depart her homeport in Warnemünde, Germany on January 11 to join the EUNAVFOR Med Operation Sophia. Commanded by Commander Juniorgrade Marco Köster, she will be the first German corvette to take part in Op Sophia. Commander Köster said: “This deployment puts new challenges before us. We are prepared for the tasks ahead and […]

  • 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 […]