To make this website work, we log user data. By using Shephard's online services, you agree to our Privacy Policy, including cookie policy.

Open menu Search

OCCAR enlists Naviris for Horizon MLU feasibility study

22nd July 2020 - 17:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Naviris will conduct a midlife upgrade (MLU) feasibility study into the four Horizon-class frigates in the French Navy, under a contract signed with OCCAR on 22 July.

This followed an R&T contract in June between the two parties.

The French and Italian navies each operate two Horizon-class ships.

Naviris (a 50:50 JV between Fincantieri and Naval Group) work on the feasibility study with Horizon-class combat system suppliers Leonardo, Thales, Eurosam, MBDA and Sigen.

The study, to be developed over the next 12 months, will focus primarily on the anti-air warfare capabilities of the four vessels. It aims to identify and analyse modifications to be implemented on the four ships, in order to increase their capabilities until the end of their life cycle.

Shephard Defence Insight expects the four Horizon-class vessels to go out of service from 2048-2050.

As part of our promise to deliver comprehensive coverage to our Defence Insight and Premium News subscribers, our curated defence news content provides the latest industry updates, contract awards and programme milestones.

The Shephard News Team


The Shephard News Team

As part of our promise to deliver comprehensive coverage to Premium News and Defence Insight …

Read full bio

Share to