Option Exercised for the Ninth and Tenth Fremm Frigate

The FREMM programme for the Italian Navy was completed 

Date: Issue 60 - May 2015

 Orizzonte Sistemi Navali S.p.A., a joint venture between Fincantieri (51%) and Finmeccanica (49%), and prime contractor for Italy within the international Italian- French FREMM - Multi Mission European Frigates - program, was notified by OCCAR (the Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation) of the option exercise for the construction of the ninth and tenth vessel, completing the supply of 10 vessels to the Italian Navy. The value of the order for Orizzonte Sistemi Navali S.p.A. amounts to 764 million euros. 

These units too, to be delivered after 2020, will feature a high degree of flexibility as the previous ones, and will be able to operate in all tactical situations. 144 metres long with a beam of 19.7 metres, the ships will have a displacement at full load of approximately 6,700 tonnes and will have a maximum speed of over 27 knots, providing accommodation for a crew of 200.