The personal of the German Navy will be reduced to 27,200 Soldiers (-1,800).
For this reduction plan called "Marine 2005" (Navy 2005) some
ports/garrisons will be closed and Navy Schools will be combined on less
places. This means a reduction from 14 schools down to five.
The fleet will change to:
Due to trainings and repairs it's only possible to use 40% of the ships
to build two task forces for multinational operations at one time.
- 15 frigates
- 15 corvettes (replacing the fast patroalboat classes 143A and 143)
- 6 submarines
- 20 minewarefare boats
- 10 maritime patroal aircrafts
- 46 Tornados
- 38 helicopters
- 10 big support vessels like supply ships
source: German Ministry of Defense