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General information


The Horizon Mid-life Upgrade Programme concerns the full enhancement of the four (4) HORIZON Class vessels, namely the “Andrea Doria”, the “Caio Duilio”, the “Forbin” and the “Chevalier Paul”. The refurbished ships will be delivered by the end of 2027 (1st Italian), mid-2029 (2nd Italian), end of 2029 (1st French) and end of 2030 (2nd French).

The major changes that will be made concern the AAW (Anti-Air Warfare) and EW (Electronic Warfare) domains, whilst optimising the initial In-Service Support (ISS) for common activities and maximising the benefits of co-operative procurement practices.

Fregate Europee Multi-Missione - Frégate Européenne Multi-Missions - FREMM

The FREMM Programme is the most ambitious and innovative European naval defence project. These multirole Frigates, designed to meet the through life requirements of the French and Italian navies in a changing environment, will set new standards for design and build costs. The management of the development, production and initial In-Service Support phases of this important naval Programme was assigned to OCCAR in 2005. The FREMM programme consists of the construction of of 18 ships: eight (8) for France, ten (10) for Italy.

The FREMM will be built in Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASM/ASW), Anti-Air Warfare (FREDA) and General Purpose (GP) versions.

The first FREMM was delivered in 2012 and the objective of contractual delivery is 2025 for the whole 18 frigates.

FREMM Participating States


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Management System ISO: 9001:2015

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ISO: 9001:2015
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