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F124 Sachsen  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2002
Total Production: 3
Also Known As: Type 124
Origin: Germany
Corporations: Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft GmbH and ThyssenKrupp AG
Parent System: F124 Sachsen
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2002
Total Production: 3
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Description: The F124-class frigates, also called Sachsen-class, have been designed to meet the requirements for Anti-Air Warfare well into the 21st century. They feature stealth design and accommodate the advanced multifunction radar APAR as well as the SAMRT-L long range radar. These ships will face emerging airborne threats such as supersonic anti-ship missiles and stealth aircraft.

The Sachsen-class frigates can launch Standard SM-2 Block IIIA, Evolved Sea Sparrow missiles (ESSM) against airborne threats and Harpoon missiles against surface ships. The 155mm MONARC artillery system could be installed on the F124-class frigates but it must be determined yet. MONARC would provide onshore attack capability to the new German frigates. 2 RAM systems and two 20mm guns have been provided for self-defense purposes as close-in weapons.

The F124-class frigates can also assume Anti-Surface Warfare (ASuW) and Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) employing two NH90 helicopters. These helicopters are accommodated in a hangar at the stern of the ship. The F124-class ships will be able to fire torpedoes. The propulsion system combines a gas turbine (23,500 KW) with two diesel engines (7,400 KW each) (CODAG). The ship design is an evolution of F123-class frigates.

The F124 Sachsen-class frigates are the German counterpart to US DDG-51-class destroyers. The German Navy ordered three F124-class vessels with an option for a fourth ship. These ships are being built by the ARGE 124 consortium comprising HDW, Nordseewerke and Blohm & Voss shipyards.

F124 Sachsen Specifications

Crew: 255
Number of Weapons: 40
Beam: 17.4 meter (57 foot)
Draft: 5 meter (16.4 foot)
Length: 143 meter (469 foot)
Main Gun Caliber: 155 millimeter
Max Range: 6,500 kilometer (3,510 nautical mile)
Total Combined Power: 31,500 shp (23.5 MW)
Cruise Speed: 18 knot (9.25 mps)
Top Speed: 30 knot (15.4 mps)
Mission Endurance: 21 day
Full Displacement: 5,600 ton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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F124 Sachsen News

There are 7 news between
20 Jan 2003 and 11 Mar 2013
Monday, March 11, 2013Atlas Elektronik and Thales to Modernize Combat System of Germany's F124 Class Frigates
Monday, April 11, 2011APAR Multifunction Radar for Royal Danish Navy Passes FAT
Tuesday, March 31, 2009Royal Australian Navy's ANZAC Frigates to Use Thales ICWI Missile Control System
Wednesday, July 19, 2006German Army to Field Ground-based AESA Radar
Friday, March 10, 2006EADS Chosen to Supply F125 Frigate Combat management system
Wednesday, January 11, 2006Thales to Demonstrate TBMD with SMART-L
Monday, January 20, 2003MONARC Mounted on F124 Frigate

Operators & Related Equipment


Grand Total 31
Cannons & Gear
Mk 41 Tactical Length
Defensive Weapons
Standard SM-2 Block IIIAx32
Offensive Weapons
RGM-84D Harpoonx8
Propulsion Systems
Protection Systems
Mk-31 RAMx2
Sensor Systems
Support Aircraft
NH90 NFHx2

F124 Sachsen Ship Listing

SerialNameStatusLaunch DateCommissionDecommission
F219 Sachsen-2002-
F220 Hamburg-2004-
F221 Hessen-2005-

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