To make this website work, we log user data. By using Shephard's online services, you agree to our Privacy Policy, including cookie policy.

Open menu Search

Germany bucks the European trend with ambitious frigate programmes

24th June 2020 - 18:00 GMT | by Harriet Haywood in London


Even before the COVID-19 pandemic struck, European navies were feeling the strain of procuring expensive platforms at the cost of fleet sizes. Ambitions to replace aging platforms with high-end vessels are being scaled back by some European navies – ongoing programmes such as Type 26 frigate in the UK may be trimmed back in favour of cheaper and less capable platforms if defence budgets are negatively impacted.

However, German frigate programmes seem relatively unscathed. For example, Shephard Defence Insight expects the Mehrzweckkampfschiff 180 (MKS 180) project to be the most expensive European frigate platform over the next ten-year forecast period. Following

Already have an account? Log in

Want to keep reading this article?

Read this Article

Get access to this article with a Free Basic Account

  • Original curated content, daily across air, land and naval domains
  • 2 free stories per week
  • Personalised news alerts
  • Daily and weekly newsletters
Create account

Unlimited Access

Access to all our premium news as a Premium News 365 Member. Corporate subscriptions available.

  • Original curated content, daily across air, land and naval domains
  • 14-day free trial (cancel at any time)
  • Unlimited access to all published premium news
Start your free trial
Harriet Haywood


Harriet Haywood

Harriet Haywood was a Shephard Media analyst based in London. She graduated with a masters …

Read full bio

Share to