Italian Navy received the fourth vessel of the FREMM program at Fincantieri’s Muggiano (La Spezia) shipyard.
The frigate, named “Carabiniere” in 2014 to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the foundation of the Italian Carabinieri Force, is the fourth FREMM unit built by Fincantieri.
With a length of 144 meters and a displacement at full load of approximately 6,700 tonnes, the FREMM frigates are designed to reach a maximum speed of 27 knots. The vessels can accommodate 200 people (crew and staff) and guarantee a high degree of flexibility and operation in a wide range of scenarios and tactical situations.
This program is a response to the much needed Italian Navy fleet renewal after the retiring of Lupo and Maestrale class vessels.
Naval Today Staff, Image: DCNS