Work-ponies worldwide

The MEKO® corvette pedigree stretches back over 40 years, with these compact warships doing reliable service as work-ponies for various navies around the world.

Four navies have taken delivery of 29 of these compact warships and material packages for local construction: the João Coutinho Class (1970), the MEKO® 140 Corvette (1985), the MEKO® 100 PV (2003) and the Corvette Class 130 for the German Navy (2005). All these ships serve as the work-ponies of their respective navies, combining a powerful punch on a smaller hull, yet capable of blue-water operations. We have also pioneered organic helicopter operations from corvettes, evolving unique solutions such as an all-UAV hangar arrangement in the Corvette Class 130.

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