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Germany starts analysis of F127 frigate concept

18th October 2021 - 11:16 GMT | by Tim Fish in Auckland

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An artist's impression of the F127 frigate concept (Photo: Damen)

As part of its surface fleet renewal programme, Germany foresees new air defence ships in the 2030s with capabilities to defeat emerging threats.

The German Navy expects to introduce the next-generation F127 frigate into service from the early 2030s and the German Armed Forces have started work on the project.

The F127 anti-air warfare frigates will replace the existing F124 class from 2032 at the earliest and will include new capabilities to defend against ballistic missiles and hypersonic missiles.

A spokesperson from the Bundeswehr told Shephard that the project is in its first stage of the analysis phase and the Integrated Project Team — under the direction of the Bundeswehr Office for Defense Planning — is to prepare a Capability Gap and Functional Requirement …

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