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“Navantia is Open to Collaborate with the Turkish Navy in the TF-2000 Destroyer Program in Everything that the Turkish Navy May Need!”

On August 9, 2023, Navantia hosted the keel-laying ceremony for the F111 Frigate, the first of 5 F110 Class Frigates for the Spanish Navy at its Ferrol Shipyard. The F111 Frigate is expected to be launched in 2025 and delivered to the Spanish Navy in 2028. The remaining ships will be delivered at 12-month intervals until 2032, the date that the Spanish Navy will receive the fifth unit. The F110 Class Frigates will be smart ships, the first Spanish naval program designed to have a Digital Twin. Defence Turkey Magazine approached Eduardo DOBARRO, NAVANTIA’s Director of the Frigates and Intervention Ships Division to get first-hand information on the current status of Spanish Navy’s F110 Frigate Program, Navantia’s Digital Transformation Plan and their approach to Turkish Navy’s TF-2000 Air Defense Warfare Destroyer Program.

Date: Issue Navantia - May 2024 Update: July 20, 2024

Defence Turkey: Can you elaborate on the current status of Spanish Navy’s F110 Frigate Program, which covers the construction of 5 state-of-the-art multi-purpose escort vessels with anti-aircraft, anti-surface and anti-submarine capabilities that will enable them to perform their force protection and naval projection functions. What can you tell us about the technological advances that F110 design will incorporate compared to existing frigate designs?

Eduardo DOBARRO: The F110 Program continues to advance ahead of schedule, with the main milestones of the construction program acceleration plan having been completed: