Fincantieri launched the FEDERICO MARTINENGO frigate – the seventh of ten FREMM-class frigates on order for the Italian Navy – at its Riva Trigoso shipyard in Genoa on 4 March.

Fitting-out activities will continue at the Muggiano shipyard in La Spezia, with delivery to the Navy scheduled for early 2018.

After the launching, fitting activities will continue in the Integrated naval shipyard of Muggiano (La Spezia), with delivery scheduled in early 2018. FEDERICO MARTINENGO will have a length of ” vessel, like the other units, will feature a high degree of flexibility, capable of operating in all tactical situations. 144m, a beam of 19.7m and a full load displacement of 6,700t, featuring a maximum speed of over 27kts and a complement of 200.

Five FREMM frigates have already been delivered 2013-2016 and the Italian programme has now been fully authorised with the construction under way of the ninth and tenth vessels, due for delivery after 2020. Orizzonte Sistemi Navali (51% Fincantieri, 49% Leonardo) acts as prime contractor for Italy in Franco-Italian initiative, while Armaris (DCNS + Thales) is prime contractor for France.

FEDERICO MARTINENGO is the seventh FREMM frigate for the Italian Navy and will be delivered early next year. (Photo: Fincantieri)

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