German Navy has ordered additional five corvettes under a contract worth US$2.4 billion awarded to a consortium of shipbuilders led by Luerrsen Werft.
The German defense procurement agency, BAAINBw said in a press release last week that the additional proven warships will keep up with its increased responsibilities within the NATO alliance.
"We are procuring tried and tested ships with upgraded technology," explained BAAINBw's vice president, Armin Schmidt-Franke, on the occasion of the signing of the contract on 12 September in Koblenz. "We are enabling the German Navy to meet its increased commitments within the alliance with ships that have already proved their value in numerous assignments," added the Vice-President of BAAINBw.
The new K130 corvettes are expected to be delivered from 2022 to 2025. The navy already operates five Type 130-class corvettes.
The German defense ministrys plan to buy additional five K130 corvettes from Thyssen-Krupp Marine Systems (TKMS) will have to wait until it gets a chance to appeal antitrust decision later this week. Earlier this month, Naval Yards had lodged a complaint with the federal cartel office against the ministry for having given a contract without calling for bids
HENSOLDT will equip the second batch of the German Navys K130 corvettes with its TRS-4D Rotator naval radar and its MSSR 2000 ID friend-or-foe identification system (IFF). The company was awarded a corresponding order for seven systems of each type from the German procurement authority BAAINBw, which are to be delivered by 2022
Leonardo signed a contract with the German Federal Office in charge of defence acquisitions, to provide seven OTO 76/62 Super Rapid Naval Gun systems that will equip the new K130 corvettes of the German Navy. The contract also includes training and spare parts supply
Germany's procurement authority, the Federal Office for Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-service Support (BAAINBw), has commissioned to build another five new Braunschweig-class (K130) corvettes for the countrys navy. Bundeswehr awarded the contract the ARGE K130 consortium, composed of Lürssen Werft, ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems and German Naval Yards Kiel
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