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K130 Braunschweig  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 29 January 2008
Total Production: 10
Also Known As: Type 130
Origin: Germany
Corporations: Blohm + Voss GmbH*, Lurssen and Nordseewerke GmbH   (*) lead contractor
Parent System: K130 Braunschweig
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 29 January 2008
Total Production: 10
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  Firepower 6.0
  Maneuverability 8.0
  Performance 7.0
  Range 7.0
  Speed 7.0
  Survivability 7.0
Description: The K130-class corvettes design is based on proven MEKO A-class frigates and corvettes concept. The new corvettes will feature follow-on F124-class frigates systems, such as overall automation with reduced crew, networked technology and weapons system fully managed by software. They will replace current Type 143A Gepard (10), Type 148 Tiger (8) and Type 143 Albatros (10) fast attack boats in the German Navy totaling 28 units. The K130 ships will be fitted with two innovative beyond the horizon area surveillance and reconnaissance drones instead of naval helicopters. Its stealth radar and Infrared features will enable the K130 vessels to operate in littoral environments developing littoral warfare missions employing RBS15 missiles. Originally the Polyphem-S weapon was selected but its cancellation forced the adoption of RBS15 missiles instead. Equipped with Polyphem-S these corvettes might be the first land attack capable vessels of the German Navy.

The German Navy has ordered a first batch of 5 K130-class corvettes to be commissioned between 2007 and 2008. The total number of Type 130 corvettes to be procured by German Navy could be 12-16 vessels depending on funds availability and German Navy future needs. The ARGE K 130 consortium will execute the construction of these corvettes. The consortium consists of the three shipyards Blohm + Voss in Hamburg as the leading yard, Nordseewerke in Emden and Friedrich Lürssen Werft in Bremen. In October 2016 Germany order five additional corvettes to be delivered between 2019 and 2023.

K130 Braunschweig Specifications

Crew: 65
Number of Engines: 2
Beam: 12.4 meter (41 foot)
Draft: 3.40 meter (11.2 foot)
Length: 89 meter (292 foot)
Main Gun Caliber: 76 millimeter
Max Range: 4,000 nautical mile (7,408 kilometer)
Economical Speed: 15 knot
Top Speed: 26 knot (13.4 mps)
Mission Endurance: 21 day
Full Displacement: 1,840 ton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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K130 Braunschweig News

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Thursday, August 8, 2019German Navy to Develop High Energy Laser Effector Demonstrator
Wednesday, October 31, 2018German Navy Order 76/62 Super Rapid Guns for its K130 Class Corvettes
Friday, June 22, 2018German Navy Orders Ten RAM Launchers for K130 Class Corvettes
Sunday, October 16, 2016German Navy to Get Five Additional K130 Braunschweig Class Corvettes
Wednesday, June 10, 2015RBS15 Mk3 Anti-Ship Missile Declared Operational on German Navy's K130 Class Corvettes
Friday, September 23, 2011German Navy Receives new RBS15 Mk3 Anti-Ship Missile
Wednesday, October 20, 2010CASSIDIAN Protects German Navy Ships with the Latest Identification Systems
Tuesday, October 14, 2008Camcopter S-100 UAV Successfully Completes Deck Landing Trials on K130 Corvettes
Wednesday, April 2, 2008Diehl and Saab Demonstrate RBS15 Mk3 Missile Ability to Engage Land Targets
Wednesday, January 30, 2008Braunschweig Corvette Handed Over to German Navy

Operators & Related Equipment


Grand Total 101
Cannons & Gear
76/62 Super Rapidx1
Defensive Weapons
RAM Block 2
Offensive Weapons
RBS15 Mk3x4
Protection Systems
Mk-31 RAMx2
Sensor Systems
Support Aircraft
VSR 700x2

K130 Braunschweig Ship Listing

SerialNameStatusLaunch DateCommissionDecommission
F260 Braunschweig19 Apr 200629 Jan 2008-
F261 Magdeburg-Aug 2008-
F262 Erfurt29 Mar 20072009-
F263 Oldenburg28 Jun 20072009-
F264 Ludwigshafen-2009-
F265 Koln-2019-
F266 Emden-2020-
F267 Karlsruhe-2021-
F268 Augsburg-2022-
F269 Lubeck-2023-

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