The first of five new corvettes for the German Navy departed NVL Shipyard as scheduled for its first sea trials. On its approximately three-week voyage, the corvette first sails into the North Sea for initial tests around Helgoland. After a short break the ship will continue its sea tests through Skagerrak.
The aim of the North Sea voyages is the so-called “functional proof of platform”. The employees of the participating shipyards check the entire ship technology.
The new corvettes (boats 6-10) are manufactured under the leadership of the NVL Group at several North German shipyards. Boats 6, 7 and 8 are currently in different stages of final equipment, boat 9 in the manufacturing phase. Boat 10 was laid down as planned in March of this year.