Sea Platforms

Italy approves full-class in-service support for FREMM frigates

13 February 2018

The Italian minister of defence has approved initial funding to extend Temporary Global Support (TGS) for the Bergamini-class FREMM frigates to include all ships in the class until 2024.

The TGS programme has been carried out by Orizzonte Sistemi Navali since 2014 and includes the participation of Fincantieri, Leonardo, MBDA Italia, and Elettronica.

The current contract includes support services for a forecasted period of 18 ‘ship years’, which translates to TGS coverage for the first six units until mid-2019. The new ‘Tranche Conditionelle 6’ package, worth about EUR300 million (USD368 million), will enable support services to be extended to all 10 ships in the class until 2024.

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