UK, Italy and France embark on destroyer upgrade programmes
At Paris Air Show, representatives of France and Italy signed an MoU for the mid-life upgrade of the two countries' Horizon-class destroyers.
Naviris, a JV of the two countries' leading shipbuilders, Fincantieri and Naval Group, and Eurosam, a consortium of MBDA and Thales, will lead the modernisation of four ships – two for each nation.
On behalf of Paris and Rome, OCCAR is expected to sign a formal contract for the MLU of the ships with Naviris and Eurosam in the coming weeks.
The modernisation will focus on the destroyers' anti-air defences, including radars, weapons and C2. The platforms, combat
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