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24 August 2019 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 04:53 GMT+2

April 16, 2019

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Fincantieri has delivered to a frigate multirole FREMM to Marina Militare

It is eighth of ten units ordered to the navalmeccanico group

Today in the ship yard of Muggiano (La Spezia) of the Fincantieri the frigate is delivered to Marina Militare Italiana multirole Antonio Marceglia, eighth of a series of ten units FREMM - European Frigates Fine Mission - commissioned to the navalmeccanico group in the within of the agreement of international cooperation Italian-French, with the coordination of OCCAR, the combined organization for the European cooperation in matter of armaments. The program, of which Horizon Naval Systems (51% Fincantieri and 49% Leonardo) it is first contractor for Italy, previews the construction of ten units, today all already ordered.

Antonio Marceglia is the eighth unit FREMM that Fincantieri realizes complete of the system of combat, the fourth in configuration multirole after Carlo Bergamini, the Luigi Rizzo and Federico Martinengo delivered to Marina Militare respective in 2013, 2017 and 2018. Fincantieri has evidenced that, with 144 meters of length and a displacement fully loaded of about 6.700 tons, frigates FREMM represent a technological excellence: planned in order to reach the maximum speed of 27 knots and to receive until 200 people (crew and staff), these ships are able to always guarantee a high degree of flexibility and the ability to operate in a wide phantom of scenes and all the tactical situations.

Program FREMM is born from the requirement of renewal of the line of the units of Marina Militare of the class "Wolf" (already shaves) and "North-west wind" (some already in disarmament and next remaining to the attainment of the operating limit of life), constructed from Fincantieri beginning from the Seventies.

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