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Rohde & Schwarz to Provide KORA or German Navy F126 Frigates

Powerful Intercept and Analysis ESM System

Rohde & Schwarz has been selected to provide its KORA ESM system for the German Navy’s new F126 frigates, the Munich-based independent group announced on 27 September.

The R&S KORA is a powerful intercept and analysis system that detects, identifies and tracks complex and broadband radar emissions and communications transmissions. It combines detection results from different signals for a comprehensive picture of the situation, covering the entire electromagnetic spectrum, for an environment with high sensitivity and a long detection range. KORA creates improved situational awareness for increased early warning capability.

Rohde & Schwarz […] has a longstanding history of providing radio communications reconnaissance systems to the German customer,” comments Wolfgang Marchl, VP Government Solutions. “KORA enables acquisition, analysis and evaluation of radar and communications signals at sea, opening a new dimension of information. The system is modular and scalable, making it ideal for the German navy and will support future complex operational requirements.”

A Damen-led team is building four new F126 frigates for the German Navy, in concert with Blohm+Voss (Lürssen) and Thales, with the first vessel currently scheduled for delivery in 2028. The contract increases German industrial participation in the F126 project.

The KORA system will be fitted to the four new F126 frigates. (Image: Damen)

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