- The Bundeswehr received the frigate Baden-Württemberg from the ARGE F125 consortium on 30 April
- The first-in-class Baden-Württemberg is scheduled to enter service in June
The frigate Baden-Württemberg is slated to enter service with the German Navy in June after the Arbeitsgemeinschaft (ARGE) F125 consortium delivered it to Germany's Federal Office of Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) at the Wilhelmshaven naval base on 30 April.
The German Navy said on its website that it and industry would conduct further sea trials and safety tests with Baden-Württemberg and test the radiation emissions of its IT systems over the next seven weeks. In parallel, these systems will be integrated into the Bundeswehr's communications network.
The German Navy said the F125 class is highly automated, allowing the crew to be reduced to 126 compared with 200 for the oldest F122 frigates. In addition, the F125 class can remain in a deployment area for two years, with the rotation of entire crews.