Feb. 27, 2015 By Richard Tomkins (UPI)
Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri has begun the construction of an eighth FREMM frigate for the Italian Navy.
TRIESTE, Italy, -- The first steel sheeting for a new Italian Navy FREMM frigate has been conducted at a shipyard of Fincantieri near Genoa, the company reports. The cutting marks the build phase of the multi-mission vessel, the eighth being constructed in the multinational FREMM program. A total of 10 FREMM frigates are being built in Italy, with Orizzonte Sistemi Navali as the prime contractor.