November 22, 2017
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Fincantierisigns the frigate participant contract
Fincantierihas signed a contract with the Australian Government to participate in the Competitive Evaluation Process, conducted by the Department of Defence, to deliver 9 Future Frigates-to be built in Adelaide, South Australia-for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) under the SEA 5000 programme.Fincantieri is one of three shipbuilders short-listed by the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG), part of the Department of Defence, to participate in the evaluation and selection process, which will last about one year. Similar agreements were signed also by Navantia and BAE Systems. Fincantieri is offering its Italian FREMM Frigate (ASW, Anti-submarine warfare version), which is currently in service and being built for the Italian Navy. In Fincantieri Italian FREMM (ASW Version) for SEA 5000 there are currently 10 ships in the Class-four in ASWconfiguration (bow sonar plus towed variable depth sonar) and six in GP General Purpose configuration.