FREMM multipurpose frigate

The FREMM (European multipurpose frigate) (French Frégate européenne multi-mission or Italian Fregata europea multi-missione) is a class of frigate designed by DCNS/Armaris and Fincantieri for the navies of France and Italy. The lead ship of the class, Aquitaine, was commissioned in November 2012 by the French Navy. In France the class is known as the Aquitaine class, while in Italy they are known as the Bergamini class. Italy is buying two versions, a general purpose frigate and an anti-submarine variant; the last two Italian FREMMs will have anti-aircraft warfare, anti-ballistic missile and surface attack capabilities; France hopes to buy an air-defence variant.

FREMM multipurpose frigate
Class Ship
Type Frigate
Manufacturer Brest, France
Production Period 2007 - 2012
Origin France
Country Name Origin Year
France 2010
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
France 2012 View
Italy 2013 View
Morocco 2014 View
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
Brest, France 2007 2012 4 View
Military port of Toulon 2010 2014 4 View
La Spezia Naval Shipyard 2008 2014 4 View

Ship in class

Pennant no. Type Name Laid down Launched Commissioned Homeport
French Navy
D650 ASW Aquitaine 2007 29 April 2010 23 November 2012 Brest
D651 ASW Normandie 2009 18 October 2012 Expected mid 2014 Brest
D652 ASW Provence 2010 18 September 2013 2015 Toulon
D653 ASW Languedoc 2011 12 July 2014
Toulon
D654 ASW Auvergne 2012

Toulon
D655 ASW Alsace


Toulon
D656 AAW Bretagne


Brest
D657 AAW Lorraine


Brest
Royal Moroccan Navy
701 ASW Mohammed VI 2008 14 September 2011 30 January 2014 Ksar es Seghir
Marina Militare
F590 GP Carlo Bergamini 4 February 2008 16 July 2011 29 May 2013 La Spezia
F591 ASW Virginio Fasan 12 May 2009 31 March 2012 19 December 2013 La Spezia
F592 ASW Carlo Margottini 21 April 2010 29 June 2013 27 February 2014 La Spezia
F593 ASW Carabiniere 6 April 2011 29 March 2014 April 2015 La Spezia
F594 ASW Alpino 23 February 2012 13 December 2014 February 2016
F595 GP Luigi Rizzo 5 March 2013 February 2016 February 2017
F596 GP -Unknown- 5 June 2014 
Spring 2018
F597 GP -Unknown- 25 February 2015
2019
F598 AAW -Unknown- 2016
2020
F599 AAW -Unknown- 2017
2021

Name: FREMM
Operators: Marina Militare
Marine Nationale
Royal Moroccan Navy
Preceded by: Georges Leygues-class (France)
Cassard-class (France)
Lupo-class (Italy)
Maestrale-class (Italy)
Cost: €670m/unit(FY 2014)(France)
€470m/unit (Morocco)
Built: 2007-
In commission: 2012-
Active: 5 (France 1, Italy 3, Morocco 1)
General characteristics
Type: Frigate
Displacement: France: 6,000 tonnes
Italy: 6,900 tonnes
Length: France: 142 m (466 ft)
Italy: 144.6 m (474 ft)
Beam: France: 20 m (66 ft)
Italy: 19.7 m (65 ft)
Draught: France: 5 m (16 ft)
Italy: 8.7 m (29 ft)
Propulsion: France: CODLOG
Italy: CODLAG
1 × 32 MW gas turbine General Electric/Avio LM2500+G4
2 × 2.5 MW electric motorsJeaumont Electric
4 × diesel generators
France: MTU Series 4000 (2,2 mW everyone)
Italy: Isotta Fraschini VL 1716 (T2ME series by 2,15 mW everyone, on first two frigate; HPCR series by 2,8 mW everyone, since the third frigate)
2 × shafts, driving controllable pitch propellers
1 × 1 MW bow thruster
Speed: France: 27+ knots (50 km/h (31 mph))
Italy: 29+ knots (55 km/h (34 mph))
Range: France: 6,000 nm (11,000 km (6,800 mi)) at 15 knots
Italy: 6,700 nm (12,300 km (7,600 mi)) at 15 knots
Complement: France: 145
Italy: 199 GP version / 201 ASW version
Crew: Italy: 131 GP version / 133 ASW version; add 14 crew for one helo on board or add 23 crew for two helos on board
Sensors and
processing systems:
France: Héraklès multi-purposepassive electronically scanned array radar
Italy: Selex ES MFRA Active electronically scanned array radar
Armament: Anti-air missiles:
France: 
16-cell SYLVER A43 VLSfor 16 Aster 15 missiles
Italy: 16-cell SYLVER A50 VLS for 16 Aster 15 and 30 missiles

Guns:

France: 1 × OTO Melara 76 mm SR gun
Italy: 2 × OTO Melara 76/62 mmDavide/Strales CIWS guns (ASW variant)
1 × Otobreda 127/64 Vulcano and 1 × OTO Melara 76/62 mmDavide/Strales CIWS gun (GP variant)

Small guns:

France: 3 × Nexter 20mm Narwhalremote weapon systems
Italy: 2 × Oto Melara/Oerlikon25/80 mm remote weapon systems

Anti-ship missiles:
France: 
8 × MM-40 Exocet block 3 anti-ship missiles
Italy: 8 × Teseo\Otomat Mk-2/A anti-ship and land attack missiles

Land-attack cruise missiles:
France:
 16-cell SYLVER A70 VLSfor 16 × SCALP Naval land-attack cruise missiles

Anti-submarine warfare:
France:
 2 x double WASS B-515 launcher for MU 90 torpedoes
Italy: 2 x triple WASS B-515/3 launcher for MU 90 torpedoes (GP variant)
2 x triple WASS B-515/3 launcher for MU 90 torpedoes and 4 x Milasmissiles (ASW variant)
Aircraft carried: France:1 × NH90
Italy: 2 × SH90 or 1 × SH90 and 1 × AW101
Aviation facilities: France: single hangar
Italy: double hangar

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