The Italian Navy took delivery of the ITS (Italian Ship) Virginio Fasan, the first frigate in the anti-submarine warfare version, known as FOC ASW.
The ASW warship is equipped with state of the art ASW systems, including active and passive towed sonar, torpedoes and decoys launchers and a panoramic echo sounder.
This accomplishment comes as a result of eight months of qualification tests and the optimisation of the flight deck, with 34 sea trials used in order to demonstrate the reliability of onboard systems and to train the Navy crew.
The delivery of two ships, each with a fully integrated platform and combat system, is a great result for the OCCAR model which has proved its own efficiency in managing successfully a complex programme such as the FREMM one.
The goal was reached thanks to the enormous joint effort made by OCCAR-EA, the FREMM Participating States and the industries involved in this programme.
The Italian Navy is also expecting delivery of ITS Carlo Margottini at the end of February 2014, and launch of ITS Carabiniere at the end of March 2014.
The Italian Navy has received the second Frégate Européen multi-mission (FREMM) vessel, Virginio Fasan, during a ceremony held at Fincantieri shipyard, Italy. The delivery of the anti-submarine warfare (ASW) configured Virginio Fasan vessel is part of a contract awarded to Orizzonte Sistemi Navali to build ten vessels for the Italian Navy to replace the ageing Fincantieri-built Lupo and Maestrale-class ships by 2021
DCNS yesterday floated out the third FREMM frigate Provence from the Lorient Shipyard with two other frigates at different stages of assembly and construction. The French FREMM programme calls for 12 ships – 11 for the French Navy and one for the Royal Moroccan Navy
The FREMM multi-mission frigate has began sea trials off the French coast in preparation for delivery to the Royal Moroccan Navy later this year. In June, French shipbuilder DCNS successfully completed a third series of trials to test the performance of the ships combat system
Italian shipyard Riva Trigoso today launched the frigate “Carlo Margottini”, the third of a series of FREMM vessels - Multi Mission European Frigates - ordered from Fincantieri by the Italian Navy within the framework of an Italo-French program of cooperation. The frigate was named in honour of Captain Carlo Margottini, who was decorated for military valour after the sinking of Nave Artigliere in 1940
The Italian Navy has taken delivery of the first Frégate Européen multi-mission (FREMM) vessel, Carlo Bergamini, at the Fincantieri shipyard. The delivery is part of a contract awarded to Orizzonte Sistemi Navali to build ten vessels for the Italian Navy to replace the ageing Fincantieri-built Lupo and Maestrale-class ships by 2021
The FREMM frigate built for the Royal Moroccan Navy put to sea for the first time on 17 April. This key milestone marks the launch of sea trials, which will be conducted over the next few weeks off the Brittany coast
DCNS floated the FREMM multi-mission frigate Languedoc in Lorient, France ordered by OCCAri on behalf of the French Directorate General and the French Navy on12 July 2014. “Over the coming months, the Groups teams alongside the teams of its subcontractors will pursue the assembly and integration of the different systems on the FREMM Languedoc” explains Anne Bianchi, Director of the FREMM Program at DCNS
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