German Navy Frigate FGS SACHSEN F219 suffered missile accident during missile shooting on Jun 21 off Norwegian coast.
Missile was launched from deck launcher in front of the bridge, but missile didn’t take off and burned out in launcher, inflicting serious damages. Launcher, deck around, and bridge, were damaged by fire and heat. Two seamen were slightly injured.
The launcher, 32 cell Mk 41 Mod 10 VLS, is used for SM2 and ESSM missiles.
Frigate headed for Harstad Norway, for assessment and investigation.
German Navy Air-Defense Frigate FGS SACHSEN, F124 Sachsen class, commissioned 2003, displacement 5800, armament gun, cannons, missiles, torpedoes, 2 helicopter, complement 230 crew.