Spanish Government Approves the Construction of Five F-110 Frigates

Issue 91 - May 2019

On 29 March the Cabinet has approved the contract for the construction of five F-110 frigates for the Spanish Navy that will be built in Navantia, with an estimated value of 4.317 million euros. The first unit is expected to be delivered by 2026 and the last one by 2031.

Currently, the Spanish Navy has two types of frigates: five (5) F-100 “Álvaro de Bazán” class and six (6) “Santa María” class. The F110 frigates will replace the current Santa Maria class frigates, operational from 1986, so that the current capabilities of the Navy can be maintained and meet future needs arising from new operational scenarios with different threats and missions

Navantia will build five (5) frigates, including related materiel (life jackets, internal security equipment, mooring posts, etc.) and first installation spare parts for each ship, necessary to ensure the safety of navigation without external support

It is a multi-mission design with variety of capabilities from the submarine and surface war to asymmetric war and anti-air defence. The F110 will have a more reduced crew, a sensitively lower life cycle cost and a high level of survival.

Navantia Sistemas, the state-of-the-art center in Navantia, will also develop the most complex systems and integrate them on board.

Navantia will be exhibiting in FEINDEF 2019 in Madrid and will be showcasing the F-110 frigate as the star product.