the german navy F123 Brandenburg class frigates were commissioned between 1994 and 1996. These frigates are primarily tasked with anti-submarine warfare,Their design includes stealth characteristics.
Displacement: 4900 tonnes
Propulsion: combined diesel or gas
2 propeller shafts, controllable pitch propellers
2 MTU 20V 956 TB92 diesel-engines, 8.14 MW each
2 General Electric LM2500 gas turbines, 38 MW each
2 Renk BGS 178 Lo gearboxes
Speed: 29 knots
Range: 4000+ nautical miles at 18 kts
Complement: 199 crew and 19 aircrew
Armament: 1 Mk41 Mod3 vertical launch system, 16 cells Seasparrow sa missiles
2 Mk49 launcher with 21 RAM surface-to-air/CIWS-missiles each
4 MM38 Exocet anti-ship missiles to be replaced by RBS15 Mk3 surface-to-surface missiles.
1 OTO-Melara 76 mm naval gun
2 Rheinmetall Rh202 autocannons to be replaced by (or already replaced with) MLG 27 27 mm autocannon
4 324 mm torpedo tubes, Mk46 Mod 2 torpedoes
Aircraft carried: 2 Sea Lynx Mk88A helicopters equipped with torpedoes, air-to-surface missiles Sea Skua, and/or heavy machine gun.