F123 Brandenburg Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1994 Total Production: 4 Unitary Cost: USD$380 million Also Known As:Type 123 Origin:Germany Corporations: Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft GmbH and ThyssenKrupp AG
Parent System:F123 Brandenburg Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1994 Total Production: 4 Total Cost: USD$1.5 billion
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Description: The F123-class frigates, also called Brandenburg-class, were conceived for Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) with secondary Anti-Air Warfare (AAW) capability for self-defense purposes only. The Type 123 ships have stealth features (reduced radar signature) for improved survivability. The German Navy ordered 4 F124-class frigates in the 1990s.
The F123 frigates were built employing modular construction reducing the time and costs for such an operation. The ships include growth potential, advanced sensors and anti-aircraft systems. They can accommodate Lynx helicopters and were armed with Exocet and Seasparrow missiles, torpedoes, small caliber guns and a single 76mm gun.
The first F123-class frigate was commissioned by the German Navy in 1994.
Number of Weapons: 20 Dimensions Beam: 16.7 meter (55 foot)
Draft: 4.35 meter (14.3 foot)
Length: 139 meter (456 foot)
Main Gun Caliber: 76 millimeter Performance Max Range: 6,500 kilometer (3,510 nautical mile) Power Total Combined Power: 50,000 shp (37.3 MW) Speed Cruise Speed: 9.30 mps (18.1 knot)
Top Speed: 15 mps (29.2 knot) Weight Full Displacement: 4,700 ton
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