Tuesday, January 13, 2009

German navy latest air-defense frigates photos

The type F124 Sachsen class is Germany's latest class of highly advanced air-defense frigates. The design is based on that of the F123 Brandenburg class but with enhanced stealth features intended to deceive any opponent's radar and acoustic sensors.
the three ships cost 2.1 billion euros , this was one of the most expensive ship building programs of the German Navy.
MK41 VLS Tactical with 8 cells for 32 RIM-162 ESSM (4 per cell) and 24 SM-2 IIIA surface-to-air missiles
2 RAM launchers with 21 surface-to-air/CIWS-missiles each
2 quadruple Harpoon anti-ship missile launchers
1 OTO-Melara 76 mm gun
2 Mauser MLG27 27 mm auto cannons
2 triple torpedo launchers with EuroTorp MU90 Impact torpedoes


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