OSTE (A-52) class Weapon Systems // Ships // Intelligence Collection


Country of Origin: Germany

Officially referred to by the German navy as "fleet support vessels," these intelligence-collection ships operate primarily in the Baltic Sea. HULL: The ships were built to merchant standards, making them less expensive than if built to naval standards. The specialized electronics and sonar were built to naval standards. The crew is made up of a mix of German navy and Federal Intelligence Agency personnel. ENGINEERING: Power is provided by two Deutz-MWM BV 16M 628 diesel engines producing...

 

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