The German navy this month is fielding the F124 Hessen, its third Sachsen-class frigate, as the service enters a critical phase of restructuring. Several new major equipment projects are moving forward, including the fielding of two U212A submarines. (Two boats are already in service.) The first four K130 Braunschweig-class corvettes are in production, and will be fielded next year. Navy chief Vice Adm. Lutz Feldt notes that securing parliamentary funding for major modernization efforts, ...

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