For the first time in history, the German Navy returned a ship to its builders which had already been taken over. The reasons were considerable software and hardware defects on board the “Baden-Württemberg”. The Navy declined the commissioning of the ship, and the competent arms office demanded from the shipyard Blohm + Voss in Hamburg to eliminate the shortcomings. With that, the three-billion-Euro project “F125” faltered again.
The frigate, which was built for six years, will have a longer layover in Hamburg starting on Jan 19, 2017 Extensive functional evidence at sea had not been provided during the trials which took place in the North Sea, off Norway and before Kiel.
The consortium Arge F125 now has the opportunity to correct the faults. The consortium consists of Thyssen Krupp Marine Systems (TKMS/Kiel), which owns the Blohm + Voss Yard, and Lürssen (Bremen).
Source: Vessel Tracker