Blohm+Voss Class 125 Frigate

The Blohm+Voss Class 125 stabilisation frigate, now under construction for the German Navy, is especially designed for sustained littoral presence for the stabilisation of crisis regions.

The ship has enhanced Command and Control, boat, helicopter and shore bombardment capabilities for the support of Special Forces amphibious operations. In particular, four large, fast RHIBs, 50 Special Forces, and two 20ft containers may be embarked. The ship has palletised cargo routes for efficient replenishment and rapid operational disembarkation. Incorporating all of the tough survivability features of its predecessors, the Blohm+Voss Classes 123 and 124, the Blohm+Voss Class 125 introduces the ‘twoisland’ concept, whereby critical C3I, sensors and effectors are split between separated superstructure ‘islands’ forward and aft, allowing the ship to continue to fight even after severe damage.

As a world-first in frigate logistic support, the Blohm+Voss Class 125 logistic engineering has been specially tailored for the ship to remain on station in a distant theatre of operations for up top two years without base or dockyard maintenance. In this concept the crew is rotated while the ship remains in theatre.

Technical Data

MAIN DIMENSIONS

 

Length o.a.

149.0 m

Beam max.

18.8 m

Draught

5.0 m

Displacement (approx.)

7,100 t

Speed

26 kn

Range                          

4,000 nm/18 kn

PROPULSION PLANT

 

CODLAG

 
CPP

 2

Diesels MTU 20 V 4000

 2

Propulsion Electric Motors

 2

Gas Turbine GE LM 2500

 1

COMPLEMENT

 

Crew

120
Supernumerary

70

(Helicopter/Special Forces) 

HELICOPTER

 

MH 90

 2

BOATS

 
11 m RHIBS

 4