The German Navy (Deutsche Marine) four F-125 multi-purpose frigates contracted by the BWB (Bundesamt fur Wehrtechnik and Beschaffung) and being built by TKMS Blohm und Voss Nordeewerke GmbH (part of Thyssen Krupp Marine Systems AG) and Fr. Lürssen Werft GmbH & Co KG will be fitted with the DIEHL BGT Defence GmbH & Co Kg SIMONE (Ship Infrared Monitoring, Observation and Navigation Equipment) ship surveillance and alerting systems.

SIMONE provides 360º situational awareness system and automatic warning against asymmetric threats

The first vessel is scheduled for delivery in 2014 and the fourth in 2016.

F-125 which is 149 long, has a displacement weight of 7000 Tonnes, a top speed of 26 knots and is manned by a crew of 190, including the ship crew (120), special forces teams (50) and the two NH 90 NFH helicopters crews (20).

(TKMS).

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