Radar and IFF systems to be upgraded under German F123 Frigate modernizationNews
August 02, 2021
GERMANY. Saab has signed a contract with the German Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw), and has received an order to deliver and integrate new naval radars and fire control directors for and in the German Navy’s Frigates of the Brandenburg-Class (F123).
The contract includes a new combat management system intended to overhaul the system currently in use on the F123, allowing a low risk integration of the new naval radars and fire control capabilities. Deliveries and other services will take place between 2021 and 2030.
According to the company, Saab will be the prime contractor and will contract the German shipyard Abeking & Rasmussen for the shipbuilding work while the German company ESG will carry out logistical support.
The contract includes delivery and integration of Saab's 9LV Combat Management System, Sea Giraffe 4A and Sea Giraffe 1X radars, Ceros 200 fire control director as well as third party systems, including identification friend-or-foe (IFF) capability. It also includes a comprehensive, performance-based logistics package supporting the frigates’ operational capabilities.