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
Number of Weapons: 40 Dimensions Beam: 17.4 meter
Draft: 5 meter
Length: 143 meter
Main Gun Caliber: 155 millimeter Performance Max Range: 6,500 kilometer (3,510 nautical mile) Power Total Combined Power: 31,500 shp (23,499 kW) Speed Cruise Speed: 9.30 mps (18.1 knot)
Top Speed: 15.4 mps (30 knot) Time Mission Endurance: 21 day Weight Full Displacement: 5,600 ton
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