Frigate Bayern belongs to the Germany Navy. She was commissioned on 15 June 1996. The frigate participated in several international missions, including the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia and Operation Active Endeavour.
This Brandenburg-class frigate was recently deployed to South China Sea amid the rising tensions in the region. The German warship set sail for its six-month deployment from a naval base in Wilhelmshaven, northwestern Germany. More than 200 soldiers are on board this ship. This naval operation is seeking to assert GermanyÂ’s stance on the importance of free and open Indo-Pacific. This may spark diplomatic tensions between Beijing and Berlin.