Bergamini-class frigate (FREMM)

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Builder:
Type:
Planned:
10
Completed:
8
Commissioned:
Complement:
201
Displacement:
6700 t
Length:
144.6 m
Beam:
19.7 m
Propulsion:
  • CODLAG
  • 1 * 32 MW gas turbine General Electric/Avio LM2500+G4
  • 2 * 2.5 MW electric motors Jeumont Electric
  • 4 * diesel generators Isotta Fraschini VL 1716 (T2ME series by 2,15 MW everyone, on first two frigate; HPCR series by 2,8 MW everyone, since the third frigate)
  • 2 * shafts, driving controllable pitch propellers
  • 1 * 1 MW bow thruster
Speed:
30 knots
Range:
6,800 nmi (12,600 km; 7,800 mi) at 15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph)
Electronics:
  • 3D Leonardo Kronos Grand Naval (MFRA) Active electronically scanned array radar
  • 2D MM SPS -791 surface and aerial search radar
  • MM SPN -753 navigation radar
  • MAS navigation sonar
  • UMS 4110 CL towed sonar
  • Elettronica S.p.A. Nettuno 4100 jammer
  • CMS Combat System
  • 2 * Oto Melara SCLAR H chaff (countermeasure)
  • 2 * 12 SLAT acoustic anti-torpedo decoy
Armament:

ASW variant:

  • 4 * MBDA Teseo\Otomat Mk-2/A anti-ship and land attack missiles
  • 4 * MBDA Milas\Otomat anti-submarine¬†missiles
  • 16-cell MBDA SYLVER A50 VLS for 16 MBDA Aster 15 and 30 missiles
  • 2 * Leonardo OTO Melara 76/62 mm Davide/Strales CIWS guns
  • 2 * Leonardo OTO Melara/Oerlikon KBA 25/80 mm remote weapon systems
  • 2 * SITEP MASS CS-424 acoustic guns
  • 2 * triple Leonardo (WASS) B-515/3 launcher for MU 90 torpedoes

GP variant:

  • 8 * MBDA Teseo\Otomat Mk-2/A anti-ship and land attack missiles
  • 16-cell MBDA SYLVER A50 VLS for 16 MBDA Aster 15 and 30 missiles
  • 1 * Leonardo Otobreda 127/64 Vulcano
  • 1 * Leonardo OTO Melara 76/62 mm Davide/Strales CIWS gun
  • 2 * Leonardo OTO Melara/Oerlikon KBA 25/80 mm remote weapon systems
  • 2 * SITEP MASS CS-424 acoustic guns
  • 2 * triple Leonardo (WASS) B-515/3 launcher for MU 90 torpedoes
Aircraft:
  • 2 * SH90
  • or 1 * SH90 and 1 * AW101
  • Helicopter pad
  • Double hangar

Planning assumptions for the Italian Navy are 10 FREMM-IT (4 ASW variants and 6 GP variants) at a cost of ‚ā¨5.9 billion. FREMM-IT will replace the Maestrale and Lupo-class frigates in service with the Italian Navy.

In the 2013 Italian budget, the Italian government laid out the necessary financing for two more GP variants (FREMM-IT 7 & 8) and the contract was awarded in September 2013. On 15 April 2015, the Italian Parliament confirmed the deal between OCCAR and Orizzonte Sistemi Navali Spa (Fincantieri and Finmeccanica, since 2017 Leonardo) to begin building units 9 and 10, for 764 million Euros.

As of 16 April 2015, the Italian government has approved funding for all ten FREMM-IT to be delivered to the Italian Navy (4 ASW variants and 6 GP variants).

FREMM-IT 9 & 10 will have undisclosed enhanced capabilities.All 10 Italian FREMM-ITs have extended AAW capabilities, with SAAM-ESD CMS and Aster 30 (& Aster 15) missiles for extended area defence.SAAM-ESD CMS use Leonardo MFRA, a 3D active radar (AESA), an evolved version of the Leonardo EMPAR PESA radar (previously embarked on Horizon-class destroyers and the aircraft carrier Cavour).Since the 7th FREMM-IT, there will be updates, such as new conformal IFF antenna and much more stealth response.Since the 9th FREMM-IT, should be updates to other systems:

the COC and bridge will be integratedthe cruise speed will be enhanced to 19/20 knots (with more powerful diesel engines)would be fitted with Leonardo ATAS VDS sonar and SLAT anti-torpedo systemIn 2017 the Italian FREMM refit started with the installation on each of 2 SITEP MS-424 acoustic guns.

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