Diehl Defence received an order form the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) for the delivery of recertification and repair equipment for the heavy anti-ship missile RBS15 Mk3 to the ammunition supply center North in Laboe. The German Navy will be enabled to carry out repairs and recertifications as well as inspections of the main armament of their new Braunschweig corvettes on its own. This will simplify logic processes and increase the functional capability of the weapon system for operation.
In addition to the set-up and putting into operation of respective system in the ammunition depot, the contract also covers the training of Bundeswehr personnel on site. The scope of delivery includes test and inspection equipment, workplace equipment, auxiliary means and operating resources as well as basic service of spare parts for missile repair. This offer is a further opportunity for Diehl Defence to support the navy in setting up an independent logistic for primary weapon systems.
The RBS-15 (Robotsystem 15) is a long-range fire-and-forget surface-to-surface and air-to-surface anti-ship missile. The later version Mk. With a range of more than 200 kilometers, the guided missile RBS15 Mk3, jointly developed with the Swedish industry partner Saab, not only allows the engagement of sea target at a safe distance but also the precise engagement of land targets. The all-weather capable fire-and-forget missile disposes of a high maneuverability, is particularly ruggedized against electronic countermeasures and is only difficult to detect due to its low radar and infrared radiation signature rendering an engagement almost impossible.
The German Navy (Deutsche Marine) has chosen the Mk. III to equip its Braunschweig-class (sometimes Korvette 130) corvettes. Five ships have replaced the Gepard-class fast attack craft of the German Navy. Saab has received an order from its German partner Diehl Defence for the RBS15 anti-ship missile for provision to the German Navy. The order value is approximately 1.7 BSEK with deliveries between 2022 and 2026.