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fremm contract amendment 19 signed

On 10th October 2018, in the frame of the 29th FREMM Programme Committee, in Rome, the Contract Amendment Nr. 19 for the FREMM Programme was signed by Orizzonte Sistemi Navali/Naval Group as Prime Contractors and OCCAR-EA on behalf of Italy and France.

Signature of the Contract Amendment 19

From left to right: Mr. Giacomo Sardina (Orizzonte Sistemi Navali CEO), Mr Arturo Alfonso Meirino (OCCAR-EA Director), Mr. Nicolas Gaspard (Naval Group FREMM Programme Manager) © OCCAR

The Amendment have introduced technical modifications to Italian and French FREMM either on common and national equipment to meet Nations’ requirements especially concerning the In Service Support provisions.

Standing left to right: Deputy Programme Manager FREMM, Jean Noel Heron, Italian Programme Board, Adm. Matteo Bisceglia, FR PB Member, Laurent Sellier, Programme Manager FREMM, Giovanni Sorrentino.

The FREMM Programme is in an advanced stage of the production phase moving forward the In Service Support phase for an increasing number of ships: seven ships for Italy and five ships for France have been delivered. FREMM frigates represent the state of the art of European shipbuilding and the backbone of the Italian and French surface fleet.
Thanks to the management provided by OCCAR in close cooperation with the two Participating States, the FREMM Programme is on the schedule and the delivery of two more ships is foreseen in 2019.