Frigate Class 124

Combining toughness and fighting prowess the Frigate Class 124 gives the German Navy long-range air defense capabilities and the potential for theater ballistic missile defense – both in home waters and in support of allied operations worldwide.

These powerful fighting ships are prime examples of the Marine Systems design philosophy and technology: enhanced survivability through high levels of stealth, armored box girders, double skin bulkheads, separated independent departments and damage control areas, superb sea keeping, innovative CODAG (COmbined Diesel And Gas turbine) propulsion, and outstanding helicopter operability. This ship's great versatility means it is ideally suited to the full range of frigate operations worldwide.

Technical Data

Main dimensions

Length o.a. 143.0 m
Beam max. 17.4 m
Draught 5.0 m
Displacement (approx.) 5,800 t
Speed max. 28 kn
Range                           6,000 nm/15 kn

Propulsion plant

CODAG (COmbined Diesel And Gas turbine)     
CPP (Controllable Pitch Propeller) 2
Diesels MTU 20 V 1163 2
Gas Turbine GE LM 2500 1


Crew 150
Supernumerary 40


10 t

Combat system

Theatre C3I  
Sensors and Weapons for AAW, ASW, ASuW
Special Forces  
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