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Type K130 Braunschweig class Corvette

braunschweig class type k130 corvette german navy deutsche marine fgs magdeburg erfurt oldenburg ludwigshafen am rhein blohm voss lürssen nordseewerke
F 260
FGS Braunschweig (2008)
F 261
FGS Magdeburg
F 262
FGS Erfurt
F 263
FGS Oldenburg
F 264
FGS Ludwigshafen am Rhein

(5 additional units planned 2019-2023)

Blohm+Voss, Hamburg, Germany
Lürssen Werft, Bremen-Vegesack, Germany
Nordseewerke GmbH, Emden, Germany
NOTE: The ships were not built at a single shipyard. Sections were constructed at different locations at the same time and later married together.
The table lists the yard where the keel-laying ceremonies were held.

1840 tons (full load)
89,12 meters (292 feet 5 inches)
Beam: 13,28 meters (43 ft 7 in)
Draft: 3,4 meters (11 ft 2 in)
Speed: 26 knots (48 km/h)
Range: 4000 NM (7400 km) at 15 knots (28 km/h)
Complement: 65

2 x
MTU 20V 1163 TB 93 diesel engines
14800 kW (20122 hp)
2 shafts / 2 controllable-pitch propellers

1 x
Oto-Melara/OtoBreda 76/62 DP gun (3 inches / 76mm, 62-caliber)

2 x
Rheinmetall/Mauser MLG27 27mm machine gun systems

2 x missile launcher for 4 x RBS-15 Mk.3 SSM missiles
2 x
Mk-49 missile launching system for RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missiles (RAM)
Mine laying capability: 2 mine-racks for 34 Mk-12 naval mines

flight deck for Westland Sea Lynx or NH90 helicopter - no hangar
stowage for 2 x Schiebel S-100 Camcopter only

Cassidian TRS-3D multifunction passive electronically scanned array (PESA) radar
Navigation Radar
MSSR 2000I IFF system
MIRADOR electro-optical sensors
UL 5000K ESM suite
Link 11 and Link 16 tactical datalink
TKWA/MASS Multi Ammunition Softkill System
The K130 Braunschweig class (sometimes Korvette 130) is Germany's newest class of ocean-going corvettes. Five ships have replaced the Gepard-class fast attack craft of the German Navy. In October 2016 it was announced that a second batch of five more corvettes is to be procured from 2019-2023. The decision was in response to NATO requirements expecting Germany to provide a total of four corvettes at the highest readiness level for littoral operations by 2018, and with only five corvettes just two can be provided.

Technical details:
They feature reduced radar and infra-red signature ("stealth" beyond the Sachsen-class frigates) and will be equipped with two helicopter UAVs for remote sensing. Recently, the German Navy ordered a first batch of 6 Camcopter S-100 UAVs for the use on the Braunschweig-class corvettes. Also the German Army plans to procure the Camcopter S-100 for land-based missions. The hangar is too small for standard helicopters, but the pad is large enough for Sea Kings, Lynx or NH-90s, the helicopters of the German Navy.

Originally the K130 class was supposed to be armed with the naval version of the Polyphem missile, an optical fiber-guided missile with a range of 60 kilometres (37 mi), which at the time was under development. The Polyphem program was canceled in 2003 and instead the designers chose to equip the class with the RBS-15. While the RBS-15 has a much greater range (250 kilometres (160 mi)), the current version mounted on the ships, Mk3, lacks the ECM-resistant video feedback of the Polyphem. The German Navy has ordered the RBS-15 Mk4 in advance, which will be a future development of the Mk3 with increased range (400 kilometres (250 mi)) and a dual seeker for increased resistance to electronic countermeasures. The RBS-15 Mk3 has the capability to engage land targets.

Technical problems:
Severe problems with the gearing provided by MAAG GmbH of Winterthur, Switzerland delayed the commissioning of the corvettes. Further issues occurred with the air conditioning system and exposure to toxins from exhaust and missile systems. While the ships were originally projected to be commissioned between May 2007 and February 2009, operational capability was delayed until 2014.

source: wikipedia



type k130 class corvette german navy f-260 fgs braunschweig 07x
F 260 FGS Braunschweig

type k130 braunschweig class corvette german navy f-261 fgs magdeburg 05x

F 261 FGS Magdeburg

type k130 braunschweig class corvette german navy f-262 fgs erfurt 03x

F 262 FGS Erfurt

type k130 braunschweig class corvette german navy f-263 fgs oldenburg 02x

F 263 FGS Oldenburg

type k130 braunschweig class corvette german navy f-264 fgs ludwigshafen am rhein 02x

F 264 FGS Ludwigshafen am Rhein


type k130 braunschweig class corvette german navy armament mk-49 rim-116 ram launcher rbs-15 ssm missile otobreda 76/62 gun rheinmetall mauser mlg-27

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type k130 braunschweig class corvette german navy drawing

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