The NVL Group is an independent, privately-owned group of renowned Northern German shipyards (Blohm+Voss, Neue Jadewerft, Norderwerft, Peene-Werft) and related companies with more than 1,500 employees. The German company showcases a model of Braunschweig-class corvette Köln at the occasion of EDEX 21.
Model of K130 Braunschweig class Köln, EDEX 2021 (Picture source: Army Recognition)
Köln's construction started in February and later laid down on 25 April 2019 by Lürssen-Werft in Bremen.
The K130 Braunschweig class (sometimes Korvette 130) is Germany's newest class of ocean-going corvettes. Five ships have replaced the Gepard-class fast attack craft of the German Navy.
The K130 corvettes are equipped with Thales TACTICOS combat management system, Thales Mirador optronics sensors, a TRS-3D multifunction radar, two navigation radars and the UL 5000 K ESM/ECM suite.
Their weapons include four launching tubes for Saab RBS-15 anti-ship missiles, two 21-cell RAM systems, an Oto Melara 76/62 gun and two Rheinmetall MLG 27 guns.