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German Navy

Discussion in 'Navy & Maritime' started by gf0012-aust, Feb 14, 2017.

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  1. John Fedup

    John Fedup Well-Known Member

    Sep 9, 2013
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    Vancouver and Toronto
    A situation not unlike Canada’s, first, Gen Rick Hillier’s proposal for a “big honking ship” ( hooking on to the tail end of the USN’s San Antonio class) and second, Canada’s half -a$$ attempt to acquire the Mistrals originally intended for Russia. At least Germany has built their Berlin class AORs, something Canada has yet to do.
  2. kato

    kato Defense Professional Verified Defense Pro

    Jul 15, 2006
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    The Navy has officially asked for final offers from bidders for MKS180:
    chiefdeunavy on Twitter
    (in German, by Chief Admiral of the Navy Krause)

    They've also published an actual description now (in German) which confirms some earlier specs and denies others:
    • maximum 9000 tons displacement (standard load, by context)
    • waterline length 155 m (which is exactly identical to an Arleigh Burke)
    • crew of 110 core plus 70 for modules
    • weapons outfit pretty much identical to F125 - plus ESSM Block II.
    • default modules are "ASW Overview" (for ASW) and "custody" (for MIO) in three flex decks.
    • intensive use layout derived from F125
    Stated deployment scenarios are:
    • Patrolling large deployment areas
    • Embargo/blockade monitoring
    • Evacuation scenarios
    • Symmetric ASuW and ASW warfare within the North Atlantic and Mediterranean
    StevoJH, ngatimozart and PeterM like this.