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  • 18 June 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Bundestag — German federal parliament — has allocated around €6 billion for the procurement of four MKS 180 multipurpose combat ships for the German Navy.

  • 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 […]

  • 28 June 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Three teams of shipbuilders are competing for the contract to build the German Navy’s new Multi-role Combat Ship 180 (Mehrzweckkampfschiff – MKS 180) – previously designated as ‘Korvette 131’. German Naval Yards Kiel has teamed up with British BAE Systems to submit a construction offer thereby joining the ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems/Lürssen duo and the Dutch-German team made up of […]

  • 8 August 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    German Naval Yards and thyssenkrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) – two Kiel-based shipbuilders – are joining forces to compete against a Dutch proposal for the design and construction of the German Navy’s new MKS180 ships. TKMS signed an agreement with German Naval Yards Kiel (GNYK) on August 3 under which it will contribute to the development and construction of […]

  • 23 March 2020
    Industry news, Vessels

    Kiel-based shipyard German Naval Yards has submitted a review application to the Federal Public Procurement Chamber in Bonn with reference to Germany’s procurement of MKS 180 multipurpose combat ships. In January, Germany’s defense ministry selected Dutch shipbuilder Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding, together with its partners Blohm+Voss and Thales, for the MKS 180 project. German Naval […]

  • 26 April 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    In addition to being delayed, German Navy’s new Multi-role Combat Ship 180 (Mehrzweckkampfschiff MKS 180) will come with an additional cost of over €500 million, according to media reports. A letter sent by deputy defense minister Markus Gruebel to lawmakers on Tuesday said the extra €500 million are to be spent on improving the ships’ capabilities. The cost […]

  • 22 March 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The decision on the preferred contractor for the construction of the German Navy’s new MKS 180 surface combatants could be delayed once more, minister president of the northern German state of Schleswig-Holstein has indicated. Speaking to the German Press Agency DPA in Paris, Daniel Günther said a decision on the €4 billion project could be […]

  • 14 February 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Germany will buy six MKS 180 multi-role warships right away instead of initially starting off with four units, a spokesman of German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen said on Monday, according to Reuters. The initial plan was to build four ships in the class and later decide whether to build another two units. Back in […]

  • 11 October 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    A 4 billion euro (approx. $4.5B) contract for the construction of the German Navy’s new MKS 180 (Mehrzweckkampfschiff) ship has been delayed by six month, news agency Reuters has reported. The German defense ministry is postponing the contract to ensure high-quality standards are met, the report said. This means that the final agreement can be expected to be made […]

  • 20 January 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    Kiel-based shipyard German Naval Yards (GNYK) revealed it would take legal action against the procurement decision of Germany’s Federal Ministry of Defense to grant the MKS 180 multi-purpose combat ship project to a Dutch-led consortium. “After a thorough examination, we have decided to file a complaint against the award decision,” a spokesman of the shipyard […]

  • 14 January 2020

    Dutch shipyard Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding, together with its partners Blohm+Voss and Thales, has won a tender for the German Navy’s MKS 180 multi-purpose combat ship project. The announcement was made by Germany’s Federal Ministry of Defense on January 14, 2020. The decision is yet to receive parliamentary approval in Germany, according to the ministry. […]

  • 28 January 2020

    Kiel-based shipyard German Naval Yards (GNYK) has challenged the decision of Germany’s Federal Ministry of Defence to award the MKS 180 multi-purpose combat ship to Damen. A formal complaint was sent to the responsible Federal Office for Equipment, Information Technology and Utilization of the German Armed Forces (BAAINBw) on January 24, 2020. “The company would […]

  • 15 March 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The Netherlands-based shipbuilding group Damen Shipyards is ready to build Germany’s new MKS180 frigates at the Blohm+Voss shipyard in Hamburg, the company has told German parliament members. This is according to a letter seen by German news agency Welt in which Damen, together with its bidding partner Blohm+Voss, underscores the importance of securing shipbuilding jobs […]

  • 19 April 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Shipbuilders German Naval Yards Kiel (GNYK) and Damen have been invited to submit their final bids for the German Navy’s MKS 180 multi-purpose warship project. According to GNYK, the invitation was issued by the German defense ministry on April 12. The shipyard will now have three months to prepare the final bid together with thyssenkrupp […]

  • 14 May 2020
    Industry news

    German Naval Yards Kiel and Lürssen have decided to merge their respective businesses, marking a new era of the German naval shipbuilding industry. As informed, the existing activities in military and naval surface vessel building will be incorporated into a joint venture company led by Bremen-based Lürssen Group. The aim is to improve the national […]

  • 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. […]

  • 1 August 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

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

  • 27 September 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    FGS Frankfurt am Main, one of two German Navy combat support ships, is set to become the service’s first ship to receive an integrated hospital on its deck. The ship is being upgraded at German Naval Yards Kiel (GNYK) where it will be fitted with the integrated Naval Rescue Center (iMERZ). The rescue center will […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 June 2011

      To address the increased attention on the Gulf of Guinea as an area of concern for piracy and maritime threats, the Nigerian Navy’s Chief of Staff, Vice Admiral O. S Ibrahim, will be discussing their strategic plans to increase maritime security at Defence IQ’s Offshore Patrol Vessels conference. According to the programme, the Vice […]

  • 15 May 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    In April this year a detachment of 4 Sea King Mk4s and 83 personnel from 845 Naval Air Squadron (NAS) of the Commando Helicopter Force (CHF) embarked in HMS Ocean for Exercise Joint Warrior 15. Joint Warrior represents the very best opportunity for CHF to conduct targeted and realistic training for amphibious operations – the […]

  • 28 October 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The UK Royal Marines first improved Merlin Mk4 performed its maiden flight earlier in the week at the Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton. Working under a 2014-contract worth £330 million (€400), engineers from Leonardo are converting 25 Royal Air Force AW101 Merlin Mk.3 and Mk3A helicopters to replace the Royal Navy’s fleet of Sea King Mk4 helicopters. […]

  • 16 August 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Royal Marines spent four weeks at sea aboard aviation training ship RFA Argus preparing for the operation of the new Merlin Mk3 helicopters. Two Fleet Air Arm squadrons – 845 and 846 – have recently switched from Sea Kings to the green Merlin Mk3, transferred from the RAF. But in order to be able to support […]

  • 20 August 2013
    Industry news

    The first five next-generation Merlins have been handed over to crews at Culdrose to prepare the souped-up helicopter for front-line duties. The innards of the Mk1 has been ripped out and replaced in a £750m upgrade of the Merlin fleet to ensure it stays one step ahead of our foes until the end of the […]

  • 26 March 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The UK Ministry of Defence has awarded a helicopter support contract worth £580 million to AgustaWestland, sustaining more than 1,000 jobs across the UK. The deal, worth over half a billion pounds, will provide maintenance support to the Royal Navy’s Merlin Mk2 and Mk3 helicopters over the next five years. The new contract is expected […]