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 Larssen 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.