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But don't they have greater AAW capabilities than the FREMM-FR? And the Italians have said that the last two will have more capability than the rest.eagle spotters wrote: FREMM-IT are 4 ASW fregates and 6 GP fregates.
No one AAW...
Doubt it will happen that soon. The timing has to dovetail with the replacement of the Horizon DDGs, which isn’t needed before the late 2030s. Also the French have no budget until after 2030 (FTI, SSNs, SSBN sucking up all available funds until then)... and even then that’s questionable as they will likely prioritize funding their carrier replacement.eagle spotters wrote: Other rumors say that Italy and France are going to start a defining study for a new AAW class of destroyers, which should start in 2019 and last 3 years, with a view to the realization of a class of new units (2 + 2?) Towards the mid/end '20s.
Previously, the plan was to have the last two be made as more AAW capable -- reportedly to replace the Durand de la Penne class. Same with the previous plan of FREMM-FR where the last two will be transformed into FREDA.eagle spotters wrote:Last rumors says that two end FREMMs (F598 Spartaco Schergat & F599 Emilio Bianchi) will be powerfull in ASW Sector, not more in AAW capability.
Maybe will be fitted with Leonardo ATAS (new VDS sonar) & SLAT (ASW decoys).
Other rumors say that Italy and France are going to start a defining study for a new AAW class of destroyers, which should start in 2019 and last 3 years, with a view to the realization of a class of new units (2 + 2?) Towards the mid/end '20s. This agreement falls within the scope of the transaction with which Fincantieri purchased the French STX shipyards and which already provides that the Marine Nationale purchases 3 (or 4) Fincantieri LSS suppliers (Vulcano).