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Corvette class BRAUNSCHWEIG (K 130) Corvette Magdeburg (F261) In view of the broad spectrum of the Bundeswehr to buy the navy five corvettes. This new type of ship for the Navy allows worldwide use and complements the existing capabilities of the speedboats and frigates. Corvettes for the tasks in the Überwasserseekriegführung, especially in marginal seas and coastal waters, optimized. Home port, as well as for the fast boats, Rostock-Warnemünde. On 1 Corvettes squadron belongs alongside future five corvettes and the Tender DONAU. On important technology areas which started in the frigates of SACHSEN-class developments to be vigorously pursued, for example in the field of marine engineering automation, computer and network technology, or software for weapons and guidance systems. The network is for example designed so that in case of damage to the vessel can be replaced but all the information and processed. In all ship components to maintain the performance are redundant. Due to this redundancy the operational capability is maintained. In addition to numerous new developments BRAUNSCHWEIG class and innovative solutions are planned. In the field of radar and infrared signature, the BRAUNSCHWEIG-class stealth characteristics. With its high-performance radar, it is always in the picture of the current situation. In the future it is even being considered, "Navy drones" to station on the corvette. The ship will thus be in the position to carry out field reconnaissance and surveillance over the radar horizon. The necessary facilities already exist. All this allows for the use in coastal waters, particularly in the context of multinational rapid reaction forces. Specifications: Length: 88.8 m Width: 13.2 m Load displacement: 1,840 t Speed: 26 knots Sea endurance (without tender): 7 days Sea endurance (with tender): 21 days Travel Distance:> 2,500 nautical miles at 15 knots Drive system: 2 drive diesel engines with 7,400 kW 2 waves 2 adjustable propeller 2 planetary gear Arming: 1 76 mm cannon 2 27 mm guns 2 RAM 2 decoys shedding systems TKWA / MASS Minelayer capacity 4 target country capable missile RBS 15MK3 1 radar jammers Crew:58 soldiers Units: UNITS SQUADRON AND LOCATIONS BRAUNSCHWEIG (F260)/Corvette Squadron Flotilla 1/Warnemünde/Added 16.04.2008 in service MAGDEBURG (F261)/Corvette Squadron Flotilla 1/Warnemünde/Added 22.09.2008 in service ERFURT (F262)/Corvette Squadron Flotilla 1/Warnemünde/In construction OLDENBURG (F263)/Corvette Squadron Flotilla 1/Warnemünde/In construction LUDWIGSHAFEN AM RHEIN (F264)/Corvette Squadron Flotilla 1/Warnemünde/In construction Pictures: Corvette Erfurt (F262) test driving. Corvette Magdeburg (F 261) runs to first use to Lebanon Video: (Sorry this is in German but you can understand it ,too) Quelle: