Home / News / FREMM Contract Amendment 25 signed on behalf of Italy and France
Dec 8 2023
PARIS Dec 6, 2023 – The OCCAR-EA Director, Mr. Joachim Sucker, signed, on behalf of Italy and France, the FREMM Contract Amendment Nr. 25. with the FREMM Industries Orizzonte Sistemi Navali represented by CEO Mr. Giovanni Sorrentino and Naval Group Surface Ships Commercial Director Mr Jullien Bouchet. The ceremony was also attended by the Italian Programme Committee Representative Vice Admiral Abbamonte and the French Programme Committee Representative Ingenieur General d’Armement (IGA) Thivillier.
This new Amendment introduces technical modifications to Italian and French FREMM equipment to meet Nations’ requirements, particularly relevant for the IT production phase, records the new order made from IT for the feasibility studies and design of a potential new class of ships: FREMM “EVO-lution”.
Orizzonte Sistemi Navali CEO Mr. Giovanni Sorrentino, Programme Committee Representative Vice Admiral Abbamonte (IT), OCCAR-EA Director Joachim Sucker, Programme Committee Representative of France IGA Ms Thivillier, Naval Group Surface Ships Commerical Director Mr Jullien Bouchet
At this stage, 16 out of a total of 18 FREMM Frigates have been delivered, eight for Italy (out of ten) and eight for France (out of eight). The last two Italian ships will be delivered by the end of 2025, which will close a significant chapter that has spanned almost 20 years.
Participating State Representatives outlined the outstanding achievements of the FREMM Programme and the highly performing management provided by OCCAR, as well as the close cooperation between the two Nations. The successful cooperation among OCCAR, DGA (French Armament General Directorate), SEGREDIFESA, NAVARM and the relevant Navies General Staffs allowed all stakeholders to achieve significant results over a short period of time.
Such results foster the close relationship among nations such as in this case Italy and France, confirmed by the recent signature of the Horizon MLU Contract in July 2023.
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