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German Navy orders second batch of five corvettes

14 September 2017

The German Navy is now set to receive a second batch of Braunschweig-class corvettes, also commonly referred to as the K130 class, from 2022. The German defence procurement agency BAAINBw announced on 12 September 2017 that it had awarded a contract worth EUR2 billion (USD2.4 billion) to a consortium led by Lürssen shipyard and also comprising ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems and German Naval Yards Kiel.

The German Navy's batch two K130-class corvettes will be based on the proven design, but will feature updated technology. (German Navy)The German Navy's batch two K130-class corvettes will be based on the proven design, but will feature updated technology. (German Navy)

The new corvettes will be based on the proven design, but will feature updated technology, the BAAINBw release noted. This includes addressing emerging obsolescence issues and meeting standards and regulations that have moved on. Specific examples are noted to include new rescue and evacuation equipment to meet evolving Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) rules, and enhanced network infrastructure on board.



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