Naval Warfare

PREMIUM: FDI programme completion date stays fixed at 2030 despite pandemic

19th October 2020 - 16:30 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London


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The French Navy envisages the FDI class as a means of helping it to reach its target of 15 frigates by 2030; the timeline remains steady despite COVID-19 and any delays will be made up ahead of completion.

A year on from the ceremonial steel cutting of the future FNS Amiral Ronarc’h, the lead ship of a planned five FDI (Frégate de Défense et d'Intervention) frigates destined for the French Navy, manufacturer Naval Group still plans to deliver the frigate in 2023 despite the pressures brought ...

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