The German government has selected Damen Shipyards Group as the main contractor, together with partners Blohm + Voss and Thales, for supplying at least four MKS 180 frigates to the German Navy beginning in 2023.
The ships will be built at the Blohm + Voss shipyard in Hamburg and at other shipyard locations of Lürssen Group, the parent company of Blohm + Voss. Each frigate will have a length of 155 metres, a displacement of approximately 9,000 tonnes, and a crew of 110.
The government’s selection of Damen and Blohm + Voss is still subject to parliamentary approval with a final decision expected this coming spring.
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