The prestigious F126 project reached a major milestone on 5 December: Damen Naval cut the first steel for the new multi-purpose frigates for the German navy. It marks the official start of the construction phase of the largest shipbuilding project in the history of...
Damen Marine Components has received the order to design, engineer and produce eight rudders for the four F126 frigates that Damen Naval is building for the German navy. Each vessel will be equipped with two rudders, developed to withstand extreme shocks and to...
Thales Netherlands has commissioned Atlas Elektronik to equip the F126 frigates for Germany with anti-submarine warfare mission modules (F126 MM ASW). The contract includes the delivery of two shipboard ASW mission modules as well as a corresponding shore facility for...
Damen Shipyards is currently contracted to supply the German navy with four new F126 frigates. This contract includes an option for two more. Although the German navy reported in June it wanted to make use of that option, the German Minister of Defence Christine...
The F126 frigates are one of the largest procurement projects in the history of the German navy and represent a unique and challenging project. As Dutch shipbuilder Damen won the project, we sat down with Damen Naval’s project director Frank Verhelst to find out...
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