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The German Navy has replenished with the third Sachsen-Anhalt frigate of the F125 type

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The German naval forces were replenished with the third frigate Sachsen-Anhalt (Saxony-Anhalt), type F125. The handover of the ship took place on March 30, 2021 in Wilhelmshaven.


The contract for the development and construction of four frigates of the F125 project was signed in June 2007. The ships are designed and built by the ARGE consortium, which includes ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems and the Fr. Lürssen Werft.

The Sachsen-Anhalt is the third of four ships in this series. The lead frigate Baden-Württemberg was transferred to the German fleet in 2019, after eliminating the shortcomings, the second Nordrhein-Westfalen entered the German Navy in June 2020, the fourth frigate Rheinland-Pfalz is planned to be transferred at the end of 2021.

Ships of the F125 type are comparable in size to destroyers, but in Germany they are classified as frigates. The length of the frigates of the F125 type is almost 150 m, the width is 19 m, the draft is 5 m, the total displacement reaches 7200 tons, the maximum speed is 26 knots, the crew is 190 people.

Ships of the F125 type are equipped with a combined power plant of the CODLAG type, combining diesel generators and electric motors. One of the features of the new ships is a long maintenance cycle. The frigate must do without maintenance at the base for two years, while performing medium-intensity operations (5000 hours per year).

Armament - 127 mm Otobreda artillery gun, two 27-mm MLG 27 anti-aircraft guns, eight Harpoon anti-aircraft missiles, two vertical launchers of RIM-116 anti-aircraft missiles (42 missiles), two 324 mm torpedo tubes, two NH90 helicopters.
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  1. mojohed2012
    mojohed2012 31 March 2021 13: 35
    +3
    Quite worthy weapons and equipment. But, something is not encouraging.
    Since NATO has an overwhelming superiority in surface ships at sea and oceans, Russia should develop and increase quantitatively its submarine forces for various purposes.
    1. forty-eighth
      forty-eighth 31 March 2021 13: 44
      +4
      The submarine forces are not some kind of ultimatum response to surface ships, especially since NATO and its submarines are in complete order.
      Superiority in oceans and seas must be answered asymmetrically. My humble opinion.
    2. OgnennyiKotik
      OgnennyiKotik 31 March 2021 13: 48
      +8
      Quote: mojohed2012
      Quite decent weaponry

      He has armament (8 harpoons, 127 mm gun, 2 torpedo tubes) corvette, and the displacement of the destroyer. In fact, this is a huge patrol ship without air defense, anti-aircraft defense and strike weapons, which can only withstand pirates. It does not pose any threat to the developed fleet.
      But what is beautiful is unambiguous.
      1. Paul zewike
        Paul zewike 31 March 2021 13: 50
        -2
        I agree! I have been surprised at these misunderstandings for a long time!
      2. yehat2
        yehat2 31 March 2021 14: 43
        +4
        yes, it's more of a patrol than a battleship.
        but how convenient it is to do it on it.
      3. Overlock
        Overlock 31 March 2021 14: 57
        +19
        Quote: OgnennyiKotik
        He has weapons (8 harpoons, 127 mm gun, 2 torpedo tubes)


      4. Twodi
        Twodi 31 March 2021 16: 31
        +3
        Are you sure that there is only this weapon? Germans are pragmatic people, we hardly know everything.
        1. yehat2
          yehat2 April 1 2021 09: 00
          0
          Quote: Twodi
          Germans are pragmatic people, we hardly know everything.

          the article says that the Germans focused not on maximum combat capability, but on performance. It is clear that the ship could still be loaded with twice as much weapons, but they have different priorities.
      5. Charik
        Charik 31 March 2021 23: 02
        0
        they resemble themselves, and then they will sell used, Mercedes is always in the price.
    3. Ratmir_Ryazan
      Ratmir_Ryazan 31 March 2021 13: 55
      0
      Russia has not a rubber budget, we already have minus 500 people last year, we are strengthening everything to the best of our ability.
    4. Flooding
      Flooding 31 March 2021 14: 28
      +1
      Quote: mojohed2012
      Quite worthy weapons and equipment. But, something is not happy

      for> 7000 tons of displacement?
      in terms of dimension, this is a Soviet bpk 1155
      compare in terms of armament with not the richest modernization of "Marshal Shaposhnikov"
    5. Ramadan
      Ramadan 31 March 2021 15: 01
      0
      "Russia should develop and enlarge quantitatively submarine forces for various purposes"
      The forces are too unequal. In our case, perhaps, underwater drones can help.
    6. Phoenix
      Phoenix 31 March 2021 16: 53
      +1
      Decent weaponry? Corvettes 20380 have about the same composition of weapons, and even better in terms of air defense capabilities. The only merit of the ship is two helicopters.
      1. Evgeny Seleznev
        Evgeny Seleznev 11 May 2021 22: 20
        0
        There is such a concept as reserved cells for weapons. And it seems the Germans have it provided. Variant MV and the possibility of retrofitting for the tasks of explosives. This has been written for a long time.
    7. venik
      venik 31 March 2021 18: 07
      +1
      Quote: mojohed2012
      Quite decent weapons and equipment

      ========
      Worthy? 8 "Harpoons", 42 short-range missiles (up to 10 km), 2 x 3 TA 324-mm artillery system 127-mm and 2 helicopters - this is a WORTHY armament for a FRIGATE with a displacement of 7200 tons (i.e. by a third larger than "Pot") ?? belay
      You have not confused anything ??? what
  2. Holuay T.O
    Holuay T.O 31 March 2021 13: 44
    +4
    Beautiful ship
  3. antivirus
    antivirus 31 March 2021 13: 50
    -3
    wherever he goes - everywhere he will see the open sea fleet and English friends ...

    1. mojohed2012
      mojohed2012 31 March 2021 13: 55
      -1
      Only the thickness of his armor, alas, is not the same as on the ships that have witnessed the events that you are hinting at.
      1. antivirus
        antivirus 31 March 2021 14: 15
        -1
        and where to put the memory? ............................................ .............. under what armor?
  4. Ratmir_Ryazan
    Ratmir_Ryazan 31 March 2021 13: 54
    +1
    Armament - 127 mm Otobreda artillery gun, two 27-mm MLG 27 anti-aircraft guns, eight Harpoon anti-aircraft missiles, two vertical launchers of RIM-116 anti-aircraft missiles (42 missiles), two 324 mm torpedo tubes, two NH90 helicopters.


    It seems like they forgot about the main caliber -

    1 x 32 VPU Mk 41 Mod 10 (24 Standard SM-2 Block IIIA missiles and 32 Evolved Sea Sparrow missiles)

    The Mk.41 launcher also allows the use of Tomahawks, that is, this German destroyer should be regarded precisely as the carrier of 32 Tomahawks in a future war, but for now, of course, they will pretend that this is only for defense.
    1. OgnennyiKotik
      OgnennyiKotik 31 March 2021 14: 00
      0
      Quote: Ratmir_Ryazan
      It seems like they forgot about the main caliber -

      1 x 32 VPU Mk 41 Mod 10 (24 Standard SM-2 Block IIIA missiles and 32 Evolved Sea Sparrow missiles)

      Have not forgotten. Mk-41 on it is not provided from the word at all. The article lists all the weapons provided.
      1. Ratmir_Ryazan
        Ratmir_Ryazan 31 March 2021 14: 06
        +5
        Precisely, it looked like another frigate of the "Baden-Württemberg" type, and not of the "Saxony" type.

        Confused the name with the type.

        It is not clear then why for such a frigate of 8000 tons, the displacement of weapons is almost less than on the "Saxony", which has a displacement of only 6000.

        In my opinion, the Germans are just cunning and left space for the Mk 41 launcher for about 64 cells.

        Before the war, they will quickly and imperceptibly put everything where it should be.
        1. OgnennyiKotik
          OgnennyiKotik 31 March 2021 14: 12
          -1
          Quote: Ratmir_Ryazan
          In my opinion, the Germans are just cunning and left space for the Mk 41 launcher for about 64 cells.

          No. This is a patrol ship for the protection of sea routes. The fight against piracy and smuggling is its main task.
          1. Ratmir_Ryazan
            Ratmir_Ryazan 31 March 2021 14: 15
            +3
            Isn't he huge for a simple patrolman?

            I looked at him, behind the ship's cannon there is an incomprehensible superstructure on which there is a simple PU, so I think all this can be easily dismantled and it is under it that I will have 64 cells for "Standards" and "Tomahawks".

            Although they may already be there, but this Add-on with PU always hides them for the time being.
    2. mark1
      mark1 31 March 2021 14: 10
      +2
      Quote: Ratmir_Ryazan
      It seems like they forgot about the main caliber

      Something I can not find anywhere mention of the Mk-41, if you can indicate a reference.
      1. Ratmir_Ryazan
        Ratmir_Ryazan 31 March 2021 14: 17
        +2
        I confused the name of Saxony with the type of frigate of the previous series.

        But I think that this Mk.41 destroyer will either be or already have it under the superstructure behind the cannon.
        1. mark1
          mark1 31 March 2021 14: 21
          +1
          History repeats itself with pr. 22160 - it seems there is a place, but the installation of weapons is exclusively in theory.
        2. Kushka
          Kushka 31 March 2021 14: 35
          +2
          The Germans have such experience - on the raiders of the gun
          they put them in boxes made of boards. And at the right time-
          once - and Hyundai hoh!
  5. Paul zewike
    Paul zewike 31 March 2021 13: 55
    0
    [quote] two vertical launchers of anti-aircraft missiles RIM-116 (42 missiles) [/ quo They are not vertical, like.
  6. Galleon
    Galleon 31 March 2021 14: 00
    +10
    Somehow casually, without coloring: - quickly built, handed over to the fleet, and that's it. And where are the German pastors with the sprinklers, where are the general managers and burgomasters with their speeches, where is the youth army or the merkelugend, where is "for the holiday and parade", finally ?? Eh, learn more to these Germans and learn! But you never know what kind of power plant is there for 2 years without maintenance - you must solemnly hand it over ..., no, solemnly hand it over!
    1. Ratmir_Ryazan
      Ratmir_Ryazan 31 March 2021 14: 08
      +3
      The Germans pretend that they are not preparing for a war against Russia (although this is not the case), while Russia pretends that we are ready for a war with NATO (although this is also not the case).

      But in fact, everyone is preparing for a new war as soon as they can and with all their might.
      1. antivirus
        antivirus 31 March 2021 14: 19
        0
        will win that one - who can raise an avalanche of "refugees" from BBV and Africa and send them to the enemy for food.
        1. Xnumx vis
          Xnumx vis 31 March 2021 22: 08
          0
          Quote: antivirus
          will win that one - who can raise an avalanche of "refugees" from BBV and Africa and send them to the enemy for food.

          An avalanche of refugees from Africa and BBV will not want to go to us .. Where it is warm in our country, Chechnya, Dagestan, it’s too crowded there, horsemen with daggers in their teeth dance Lezginka wink ! .And where we have spacious, permafrost and wolves howl at night wink ! Refugees from cold and fear will flee back to Africa and BBV.
          1. antivirus
            antivirus 31 March 2021 22: 40
            0
            and who will ask them? wherever they push - there they will go ... and chase.
            the camel does not pull the cart, but walks in tax - in caravans

            and this is primarily about aircraft carriers - Eurasia is not closed, resources must be sent there
    2. K150
      K150 31 March 2021 14: 23
      .
      And what, a patrol ship without normal weapons and with the displacement of a destroyer should be solemnly lowered into the water? They just did not want to embarrass themselves. Well, yes, you polish their ass so vehemently here that you forget that the fleet of the frg is microscopic and do not pull any serious threat
      1. Ratmir_Ryazan
        Ratmir_Ryazan 31 March 2021 16: 49
        0
        Or maybe just not at least to draw too much attention to this type of ships?

        Don't you find it strange that a patrol ship came out with a displacement like a destroyer? At the same time, it implements a bunch of measures aimed at improving the survivability of the ship.

        In my opinion the Germans are cunning and this is not a patrolman, but a real URO destroyer. Behind the cannon there is some ridiculous superstructure with an air defense launcher, and under it either the Mk.41 launchers for 64 cells have already been installed, or a space for them is reserved.

        If necessary, the superstructure is simply dismantled and the ship will be ready for the use of tactical and anti-aircraft missiles Tomahawk and Standard.
        1. Galleon
          Galleon April 1 2021 09: 06
          0
          Unfortunately, this does not seem strange. The Anglo-Saxons overpowered the Teutons for a long time. During our lifetime, we will not see bright and powerful warships in Germany, the "High Seas Fleet" will not soon find reincarnation, perhaps never again. In Germany, not only the fleet, but also the aviation is indistinct. And the German economy is dragging a good half of the European Union. Everything is done by the Anglo-Americans to weaken this nation, from the "chancellor pact" to refugee flows.
          1. Ratmir_Ryazan
            Ratmir_Ryazan April 1 2021 10: 20
            0
            The Germans are not as simple as they seem. After the First World War, they were also banned from many things, only this did not stop them from developing tanks under the guise of tractors.

            The Germans know how to count money and would not build a patrol ship the size of a destroyer just like that. This is an obvious blank or a ready-made URO destroyer, and the United States also likes it. The United States also places its Mk.41 on Japanese destroyers under the guise of missile defense, but nothing will prevent them from giving their allies Tomahawks to confront Russia in a future war.
    3. Runway
      Runway 31 March 2021 23: 45
      0
      Yes, almost 7 months of the sea a year without sluggish repairs.
  7. seregin-s1
    seregin-s1 31 March 2021 14: 26
    -6
    There is air defense, no PLO, anti-ship missiles are old. But great!)
  8. alpamys
    alpamys 31 March 2021 14: 51
    0
    Ships of the F125 type are equipped with a combined power plant of the CODLAG type, combining diesel generators and electric motors. One of the features of the new ships is a long maintenance cycle. Ships of the F125 type are equipped with a combined power plant of the CODLAG type, which combines diesel generators and electric motors. One of the features of the new ships is a long maintenance cycle.

    Renck rules.
  9. CastroRuiz
    CastroRuiz 31 March 2021 15: 48
    0
    Energeticheskaya ustanovka CODLAG eto sovremennost i blizkaya buducnost voyennikh korabley klasa fregat i korvet.
    1. alpamys
      alpamys 31 March 2021 16: 35
      0
      Quote: CastroRuiz
      Energeticheskaya ustanovka CODLAG eto sovremennost i blizkaya buducnost voyennikh korabley klasa fregat i korvet.

      This modernity is 20 years old, as they already put it. Kadak, kodilag, and other types of LAGs.
      1. CastroRuiz
        CastroRuiz 31 March 2021 18: 12
        0
        Ne vse v tom chisle i RU.
  10. Evil 55
    Evil 55 31 March 2021 16: 19
    -4
    That Kiel, that Wilhelmshaven ... there are fewer pennants than we have in Sevastopol ... The Kriegsmarine is getting smaller, Canaris and Doenitz are tossing and turning in their coffins, grumbling ..
    1. alpamys
      alpamys 31 March 2021 16: 36
      +3
      Quote: Evil 55
      What Kiel, what Wilhelmshaven ..
      .. there are fewer pennants than we have in Sevastopol ... The Kriegsmarine is getting shallow, Canaris and Denits turn around in their coffins, grumble ..

      The Germans have time to rivet the whole world and do not forget themselves, even your Cheetahs and then with German iron inside.
  11. Ryaruav
    Ryaruav 31 March 2021 18: 12
    0
    for a displacement of 7200, the armament is not enough
  12. monster
    monster April 1 2021 09: 47
    0
    "Gloomy German genius" A. Blok.
  13. Drac
    Drac April 6 2021 14: 59
    0
    And what are these two rectangular sections in the middle of the side on the side? Does anyone know what this is for?
  14. hostel
    hostel 5 May 2021 21: 37
    0
    For 7000 tons of displacement, the armament is more than modest.