On 22 September, the German Navy commissioned its second Braunschweig (Type 130) - class corvette, the Magdeburg. Laid down in May 2005, the 1,690-ton (full load) warship was built by L a rssen shipbuilders at Vegesack, Germany. Launched in September 2006, the new corvette and her sisters carry RBS-15 antiship missiles, rolling airframe (RAM) surface-to-air missiles, and a 76-mm gun. The ships have two small aircraft hangers that will eventually house drone surveillance helicopters. The flight deck aft is ample for a warship of this size, however, and is capable of supporting a Lynx or NH-90 helicopter. The Magdeburg joined older sister Braunschweig in service and the German fleet now looks to deliveries of the three more Type 130 corvettes— Erfurt , Oldenburg , and Ludwigshafen —that are to follow by the end of the decade. Additional warships of the class may be ordered in the future.