Fincantieri and the Ministry of Defense of Indonesia today signed a contract that covers supply of 6 new FREMM class frigates and 2 second-hand Maestrale class frigates.
The contract will involve the participation of Italian company Leonardo and Indonesia’s PT-PAL Shipyard (Java island).
The modernization of the two Maestrale class vessels, which Fincantieri will acquire from the Italian Navy once decommissioned, will also be carried out in Italy.
Maestrale-class is a class of light frigates built in the 1980s by Fincantieri for the Italian Navy. Eight were built and the last of the class was commissioned in 1985. The four still in service with the Navy are set to be replaced by the Bergamini-class.
FREMM is a class of multi-purpose frigates designed by Fincantieri and Naval Group for Italian and French Navy. However, FREMM built by Fincantieri are heavier and more armed than their sisters of the French Navy. The FREMM specifications for the Indonesian Navy are still unknown.
Fincantieri FREMM 144m-long ships have a displacement of 6700 tonnes, maximum speed of around 27 knots and range of 6000nm at 15 knots. They can accommodate 145 crew members and hav2 two hangars for aircraft. These warships come fitted with various weapons including 6 MBDA Aster 15 and 30 missiles; 2 × Leonardo OTO Melara 76/62 mm Davide/Strales guns; 2 × Leonardo Oto Melara/Oerlikon KBA 25/80 mm remote weapon systems; 8 × MBDA Teseo\Otomat Mk-2/A anti-ship and land attack missiles; 2 × triple Leonardo B-515/3 launcher for MU 90 torpedoes.