Italian Navy / Marina Militare Italiana

Bergamini class Guided Missile Frigate

(FREMM - Fregata europea multi-missione)

 

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Ships:

unit

variant

in service

builder

status

F 590 ITS Carlo Bergamini

GP

2013

Fincantieri, Riva Trigoso & Muggiano, Italy

in service

F 591 ITS Virginio Fasan

ASW

2013

Fincantieri, Riva Trigoso & Muggiano, Italy

in service

F 592 ITS Carlo Margottini

ASW

2014

Fincantieri, Riva Trigoso & Muggiano, Italy

in service

F 593 ITS Carabiniere

ASW

2015?

Fincantieri, Riva Trigoso & Muggiano, Italy

trials

F 594 ITS Alpino

ASW

2016?

Fincantieri, Riva Trigoso & Muggiano, Italy

outfitting & trials

F 595 ITS Luigi Rizzo

GP

2017?

Fincantieri, Riva Trigoso & Muggiano, Italy

under construction

F 596 ?

GP

 

 

 

F 597 ?

GP

 

 

 

F 598 ?

AAW

 

 

 

F 599 ?

AAW

 

 

 

Variants: General Purpose (GP) / Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) / Anti-Air Warfare (AAW)

 

 

Specifications:

 

Length:

144,6 meters

 

Beam:

19,7 meters

 

Draft:

8,7 meters, max.

 

Displacement:

6900 tons (full load)

 

Speed:

29 knots, max. (54 km/h)

 

Range:

6000 NM (11100 km) at 15 knots (28 km/h)

 

Crew:

up to 145 depending on variant and aircrew (accomodations for up to 200)

 

Aviation:

flight deck and hangar for 2 helicopters NH-90 or EH-101

 

Propulsion:

CODLAG (Combined Diesel-Electric and Gas)

1 x GE/Fiat-Avio LM2500+G4 gas engine (43500 hp / 32 MW)

4 x Isotta-Fraschini V1716T2NE diesel generators (2990 hp / 2,2 MW, each)

2 x Jeumont reversible electric motors (2920 hp / 2,15 MW, each)
2 shafts / 2 propellers

 

Armament:

General Purpose variant (GP):

1 x DCNS Sylver A-50 Vertical Launching System / VLS (2x8 cells)

      for MBDA Aster-15 or Aster-30 SAM missiles

> prepared for additional Sylver A-70 VLS (2x8 cells) for MBDA Aster-15, Aster-30 and Scalp Naval cruise missile

1 x OtoBreda 127/64LW lightweight gun for standard or VULCANO long range guided ammunition

1 x OtoBreda 76/62SR super rapid gun with DAVIDE/STRALES system and DART guided ammunition

2 x Oto-Melara/Oerlikon KBA 25/80 remote machine gun systems

8 x MBDA Teseo Mk.2 SSM anti-ship / land attack missiles (space for 4 twin launchers)

2 x EuroTorp B515/3 12,75” (324mm) triple torpedo tubes for MU90 impact torpedoes

2 x Oto-Melara SCLAR-H chaff/flare systems

 

Anti-Submarine variant (ASW):

1 x DCNS Sylver A-50 Vertical Launching System / VLS (2x8 cells)

      for MBDA Aster-15 or Aster-30 SAM missiles

> prepared for additional Sylver A-70 VLS (2x8 cells) for MBDA Aster-15, Aster-30 and Scalp Naval cruise missile

2 x OtoBreda 76/62SR super rapid gun with DAVIDE/STRALES system and DART guided ammunition

2 x Oto-Melara/Oerlikon KBA 25/80 remote machine gun systems

8 x MBDA Teseo Mk.2 SSM anti-ship / land attack missiles (space for 4 twin launchers)

      or a mix of 8 MBDA Teseo Mk.2 SSM or MBDA Milas anti-submarine missiles (using the same launchers)

2 x EuroTorp B515/3 12,75” (324mm) triple torpedo tubes for MU90 impact torpedoes

2 x Oto-Melara SCLAR-H chaff/flare launchers

2 x SLAT anti-torpedo system

 

Systems:

Selex ES EMPAR (European Multifunction Phased Array Radar)

Selex ES IRST SASS (infra-red search and track / silent acquisition and surveillance system)
Selex ES NA-25 DARDO-F fire control system for the 76/62 gun (2x)
Selex ES RASS (RAN-30X-I) surface radar (OTH)
Selex ES SPN-730 LPI navigation radar and two navigation radar GEM-Elettronica MM/SPN-753
Selex ES IFF SIR M5-PA
Selex ES Athena combat system (CMS), with 21 three-display-MFC (multi functional consoles):

                 > 17 into COC, 2 in backup COC, 1 on bridge and 1 into Command Planning Room
Selex ES SAAM-ESD extended area AAW combat system (for Aster 15 & Aster 30 missiles)
Curtiss-Wright TC-ASIST helicopter handling system (for both helicopters)
WASS SNA-2000-I, Mine Avoidance Sonar
L-3 ELAC Nautik SeaBeam 3050, Multi-beam echo sounder (only on ASW version)

Thales UMS 4110 CL hull sonar
Thales UMS 4249 CAPTAS4 towed sonar (anti-submarine versions only)
Thales TUUM-6 Underwater Telephone
2 x Sigen MM/SMQ-765 EW system: with JASS (Jamming Antenna Sub System) ECM, Nettuno 4100,

      by ELT Elettronica and Thales ESM (Communications and Radar ESM)

 

Misc.:

1 x 7 m rigid-hulled inflatable boat release and recovery lateral system
1 x 11 m rigid-hulled inflatable boat release and recovery lateral system
11 m rigid-hulled inflatable boat fast release and recovery system (GP version only)

 

 

bergamini fremm class frigate armament oto melara breda 127/64lw lightweight gun 76/62 super rapid gun davide strales guidance system dart ammunition dcns sylver a-50 vls aster-15 30 sam missile mbda otomat teseo ssm kba 25/80 machine gun b515 ilas-3 torpedo tubes sclar-h decoy

GP variant

 

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ASW variant

 

 

The FREMM (French Frégate européenne multi-mission or Italian Fregata europea multi-missione - European multipurpose frigate) is a class of Frigates designed by DCNS/Armaris and Fincantieri for the navies of France and Italy.

Three original variants of the FREMM were proposed: an anti-submarine variant (ASW) and a general-purpose variant (GP) and a land-attack variant (AVT) to replace the existing classes of Frigates within the French and Italian navies. A total of 27 FREMM Frigates were planned to be constructed - 17 for France (now 11), 10 for Italy and 1 for Morocco. The land-attack variant (AVT) was subsequently cancelled.

 

Planning assumptions for the Italian Navy are 10 FREMM-IT (4 ASW variants, 4 GP variants, FREMM-IT 9 & 10 will have AAW & ATBM capabilities and will have A70 VLS for cruise missiles). FREMM-IT will replace the Maestrale and Lupo-class frigates in service with the Italian Navy.

As of 2014, the Italian government has approved funding for the first eight FREMM-IT to be delivered to the Italian Navy (4 ASW variants and 4 GP variants). In the 2013 Italian budget, the Italian government laid-out the necessary financing for two more GP variants (FREMM-IT 7 & 8) and the contract was awarded in September 2013. On 18 June 2014, the Defence Parliamentary Commission authorized units 9 and 10, that have to be funded by 16 April 2015.

All Italian FREMM-ITs have extended AAW capabilities, with SAAM-ESD CMS and Aster 30 (& Aster 15) missiles for extended area defence. SAAM-ESD CMS use Selex ES MFRA, a 3D active radar (AESA), an evolved version of the Selex ES EMPAR PESA radar (previously embarked on Horizon-class destroyers and the aircraft carrier Cavour).

The Selex ES MFRA 4FF (EMPAR's evolved version, destined for the 9th and 10th FREMM) will have four flat radar sensors, with three times the original range and full ATBM capabilities.

 

class images

 

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bergamini class fremm frigate italian navy oto melara breda 76/62 super rapid gun davide strales system dart guided ammunition vulcano 127/64lw lightweight

 

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bergamini fremm class frigate armament and system overview

 

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