Merkel’s Last Greenlight is for Three MEKO A200 Frigates to Egypt
The MEKO 200 is a frigate design by the Blohm + Voss shipyard of Germany, part of the MEKO family of warships. They are 121 metres long and can carry 120 crew members. It is armed with a main gun, two secondary guns, two cannons, eight surface-to-surface missiles, 32 surface-to-air missiles, two anti-submarine warfare (ASW) torpedo tubes, and sea mines.
The frigate is designed for long-term operations across various general missions and tasks, including patrol and interdiction, special force operations support, SAR, and humanitarian operations.
It can also engage in full-four-dimensional warfare (AAW, ASW and ASuW, BCW). The frigate has a maximum speed of more than 29 knots and a range of 7,200 nautical miles at 16 knots thanks to a CODAG-WARP (water jet and refined propellers) propulsion system. This arrangement allows for extremely quiet acoustic signatures, a high degree of propulsion redundancy and damage survivability. The frigates are primarily built by the German company TKMS.