MEKO

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Hessen (F 221), a F124 class frigate (Sachsen-class frigate) of the German Navy.

The MEKO family of warships was developed by the German company Blohm + Voss. MEKO is a registered trademark. The portmanteau stands for "Mehrzweck-Kombination" (English: multi-purpose-combination). It is a concept in modern naval shipbuilding based on modularity of armament, electronics and other equipment, aiming at ease of maintenance and cost reduction. MEKO ships include families of frigates, corvettes and ocean-going patrol boats. Construction of MEKO ships began in the late seventies with the design and later building of Nigeria's MEKO 360 H1. Vessels of similar classes use different weapons systems. For example, for the main gun, some MEKO 200s use the Mk 45 Mod 2 gun, others use the French 100 mm naval gun or Otobreda 76 mm gun.

The latest variant is the "Combat Ship for the Littorals" or MEKO CSL. It has also been called a "Littoral Combatant Ship", but it is much smaller than the American Littoral combat ship.[1] There was speculation that this design would be of interest to Israel,[2][3] but it was not.[4] Ultimately however, Israel opted for four modified K130 Braunschweig-class corvettes, the first of which is expected to enter service in 2019. The new variant is dubbed the Sa'ar 6-class corvette.[5]

Vessels[edit]

Type Class Country Number Delivery Weight Length o.a. (m) Beam (m) Draught (m) Main gun SAM ASM Image
MEKO 360 H1 Aradu  Nigeria 1 1981 3,360 tons 125.80 15.00 4.30 Otobreda 127/54 Compact Aspide Otomat NNS Aradu F89.jpg
MEKO 360 H2 Almirante Brown  Argentina 4 1983–1984 3,360 tons 125.80 15.00 4.30 Otobreda 127/54 Compact Aspide Exocet D13 ARA Sarandi DN-SC-91-01826.jpg
MEKO 140 A16 Espora  Argentina 6 1985–2002 1,560 tons 91.20 11.00 3.33 Otobreda 76 mm Exocet P42ARARosalesWWM.jpg
MEKO 200 TN Yavuz  Turkey 4 1987–1989 3,030 tons 110.50 14.20 4.14 Mk 45 Mod 2 gun RIM-7 Harpoon Turgutreis F241.jpg
MEKO 200 PN Vasco da Gama  Portugal 3 1991– 3,400 tons 115.90 14.80 4.10 French 100 mm naval gun RIM-7 Harpoon NRP Corte Real 2.jpg
MEKO 200 HN [6] Hydra  Greece 4 1992 3,360 tons 117.00 14.80 4.10 Mk 45 Mod 2 gun RIM-162 Harpoon Greek frigate HS Spetsai, F-453.jpg
MEKO 200 II-A Barbaros  Turkey 2 1995– 3,100 tons 116.70 14.80 4.10 Mk 45 Mod 2 gun RIM-7, RIM-66 Harpoon TCG Oruç Reis (F245).jpg
MEKO 200 ANZAC Anzac  Australia
 New Zealand
8 (Aus)
2 (NZ)
1996–2004 3,500 tons 118.00 14.80 4.10 Mk 45 Mod 4 gun RAN: RIM-162,
RNZN: RIM-7, Phalanx Block 1
RAN: Harpoon
RNZN: None
US Navy 100707-N-0641S-247 HMAS Warramunga (FFH 152) departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam to support Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2010 exercises.jpgHMAS Perth (FFH 157).jpg
HMNZS Te Kaha arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for RIMPAC 2016.jpg
MEKO 200 TN II-B Salih Reis  Turkey 2 1998– 3,100 tons 118.00 14.80 4.30 Mk 45 Mod 2 gun RIM-7 Harpoon Ae ag tur F247.jpg
MEKO A-200 SAN Valour  South Africa 4 2003– 3,700 tons 121.00 16.34 4.40 Otobreda 76 mm Umkhonto Exocet Spioenkop F147.jpg
MEKO 100 RMN Kedah  Malaysia 6 2004–2010 1,850 tons 91.10 12.85 3.40 Otobreda 76 mm &
30 mm Breda-Mauser
IMDEX 2007 Malaysian ship (523652840).jpg
MEKO A-100 ORP Ślązak  Poland +1 2016 2,150 tons 95.20 13.30 3.60 Otobreda 76 mm Grom Wodowanie i chrzest ORP „Ślązak” (8).jpg
Corvette 130 Braunschweig  Germany 5 2008– 1,840 tons 88.75 12.80 3.40 Otobreda 76 mm RIM-116 RBS-15 Korvette Braunschweig F260 2895.jpg
Frigate 123 Brandenburg  Germany 4 1994–1996 3,600 tons 138.85 16.70 4.35 Otobreda 76 mm RIM-116, RIM-7 Exocet, RBS-15 Fregatte Mecklenburg-Vorpommern F218.jpg
Frigate 124 Sachsen  Germany 3 2002– 5,690 tons 143.00 17.44 4.86 Otobreda 76 mm RIM-116, RIM-162, RIM-66 Harpoon FGS Sachsen (F 219).jpg
Frigate 125 Baden-Württemberg  Germany +4 2016- 7,200 tons 149.52 18.80 5.00 Otobreda 127 mm RIM-116 Harpoon BADEN-WURTTEMBERG 00257 (cropped).jpg
MEKO A-200 AN Erradi[7]  Algeria +2 2016- ? ? ? ? Otobreda 127 mm Umkhonto IR RBS-15 Meko-A200Algeria.jpg
Heavily modified K130 Braunschweig-class corvette.[8][9] Sa'ar 6  Israel 4 end of 2019 or early 2020[10] 2,000 tons (approx.) 90.00 (approx.) 12.44 (approx.) 3.40 OTO Melara 76 mm Barak-8, C-Dome Harpoon

References[edit]

  1. ^ Boustead Gets Letter Of Intent To Build Six Patrol Vessels Malaysian National News Agency ~ BERNAMA, 18 October 2010
  2. ^ MEKO CSL: The Combat Ship for the Littorals
  3. ^ Israeli Navy Wants Stealth Corvettes
  4. ^ MOD: No talks with Germany over sub
  5. ^ "Israel signs €430m deal for German patrol vessels - Globes English". Globes. Retrieved 2016-07-18. 
  6. ^ "Frigates Class Meko-200HN". Hellenic Navy. 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-05-30. Retrieved 2008-07-17. 
  7. ^ Binnie, James. "Algeria commissions second Meko frigate". Jane's 360. Retrieved 20 July 2017. 
  8. ^ "Design of Future TKMS Built Saar 6 MEKO A100 Corvettes For Israeli Navy Unveiled". Navy Recognition. Retrieved 13 June 2017. 
  9. ^ Opall-Rome, Barbara. "Israeli Navy Marks Milestones at German Shipyards". defensenews. defensenews. Retrieved 13 June 2017. 
  10. ^ "Google Translate". translate.google.co.il. Retrieved 2017-06-13. 

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