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Naval Warfare

Frigate frenzy for FREMM in Indonesia

11th June 2021 - 01:35 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch

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The Indonesian Navy will receive six FREMM frigates, similar to the Italian Navy’s Carabiniere pictured here on a Malaysian port call. (Gordon Arthur)

Indonesia has been spreading its net widely for new warships, but it has finally made a catch with the Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri.

In something of a coup given its limited success in the Asian naval market to date, Fincantieri announced on 10 June that it had won a contract to supply eight frigates to the Indonesian Navy (TNI-AL). 

The package deal consists of six new FREMM-class warships and two second-hand Maestrale ...

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