The Sachsen-class is Germany's latest class of highly advanced destroyers. They are similar to the Dutch De Zeven Provinciën-class destroyers. Both the Sachsen-class and the De Zeven Provinciën-class destroyers are based on the use of a common primary anti-air warfare system.

Specifications[edit | edit source]

  • Type: Guided Missile Destroyer
  • Service: 2005-Present
  • Specifications
    • Length: 550 feet (167.64 meters)
    • Beam: 68 feet (20.73 meters)
    • Draft: 21 feet (6.40 meters)
  • Displacement: 7,738 tons (Standard); 10,410 tons (Full Load)
  • Crew: 320
  • Power: 132,400 shp
  • Propulsion: CODAG propulsion, 4 x Rolls-Royce WR-21 gas turbines, 2 shafts
  • Range: 5,500 nautical miles (10,186 kilometers) at 18 knots (33.34 km/h)
  • Speed: 33 knots (61.12 km/hr)
  • Sensor Suite:
    • Thales Nederland SMART-L D-Band long-range air and surface surveillance RDF
    • Thales Nederland APAR I-Band air and surface search, tracking and guidance RDF x 1
    • Thales Nederland Sirius IRST long-range infrared surveillance and tracking system x 1
    • STN Atlas 9600-M multi-function I/J band ARPA RDFs x 2
    • STN Atlas MSP 500 electro-optical fire control system x 1
    • STN Atlas DSQS-24B bow ASDIC x 1
  • Countermeasures:
    • Rheinmetall TKWA/MASS decoy launcher x 2
    • EADS FL1800 SII ECM Suite
    • Sippican Hycor SuperRBOC launchers x 6
    • EADS Maigret CESM
  • Armament:
    • 1 x Rheinmetall 155m/52-caliber MONARC compact naval gun (with guided VULCANO ammunition for land-attack missions (range: more than 99.78 km))
    • 1 x 64-cell VLS (fires GWS.31 VL-Sea Dart Mk.II SAMs, VL-Orca ASW rockets, and Storm Wind cruiser missiles)
    • 2 x 32-cell VLS fires GWS.27 Sea Wolf SAMs
    • 2 x Thales Nederland 30mm Goalkeeper CIWS
    • 2 x 12.75" triple fire torpedo tubes (fires Eurotorp MU90 Impact torpedoes)
  • Aircraft Carried: 2 x NHIndustries NH-90 or 1 x AgustaWestland AW101 Merlin
  • Aviation Facilities: Facilities for two medium helicopters or one large helicopter, flight deck

Ships[edit | edit source]

Flight I[edit | edit source]

Flight II[edit | edit source]

  • BMS Schleswig-Holstein (DM 195)
  • BMS Niedersachsen (DM 196)
  • BMS Hessen (DM 197)
  • BMS Mecklenburg (DM 198)

Flight III[edit | edit source]

  • BMS Schliesen (DM 199)
  • BMS Saarland (DM 200)
  • BMS Sachsen-Anhalt (DM 201)
  • BMS Rheinland-Pfalz (DM 202)
  • BMS Nordrhein-Westfalen (DM 203)
  • BMS Silesia (DM 204)
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