Fincantieri launches Italian frigate
The seventh FREMM frigate for the Italian Navy has been launched at Fincantieri's Riva Trigoso shipyard in Genoa.
The vessel has been named Federico Martinengo. It will now continue fitting out activities at the Muggiano shipyard, ahead of delivery in 2018.
Ten frigates are being built for the Italian Navy under an Italian-French programme coordinated by OCCAR.
The vessels are 144m long with a beam of 19.7m and a displacement at full load of approximately 6,700 tonnes. The Federico Martinengo will have a maximum speed of over 27kts and will provide accommodation for a 200-person crew.
The vessels are being delivered in anti-submarine warfare, anti-air warfare and general purpose versions.
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