Indonesia Signs Contract for Two FREMM Frigates with Fincantieri

The first frigate is expected to be delivered to Indonesia in October 2024
  • Defensemirror.com bureau
  • 06:24 AM, April 17, 2024
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Indonesia Signs Contract for Two FREMM Frigates with Fincantieri
FREMM frigate

The Ministry of Defense of Indonesia (Kemhan RI) has signed a contract to acquire two FREMM frigates on Wednesday as part of a strategic modernization effort to protect Indonesian waters.

The contract, announced in March 28, is worth €1.18 billion. The ships subject to the order, originally destined for the Italian Navy, are currently under construction and fitting at the Integrated Shipyard in Riva Trigoso-Muggiano.

The first frigate is expected in October 2024, followed by the second in April 2025, both being constructed by Fincantieri SpA in Trieste, Italy. These Pattugliatore Polivalente d'Altura (PPA) frigates are known for their multi-mission capabilities.

Each frigate is 143 meters long, 16.5 meters wide, with a displacement of 6,250 tons (full load) and a speed exceeding 30 knots. Armament includes an Aster 15 SAM system, a DCNS Silver A43 vertical launcher, a 127mm Vulcano cannon, a 76mm Strales cannon, and a 25mm light cannon with Fire-Control Radar (FCR) RTN 10X Dardo system, along with Electronic Warfare RECM, RESM, and CESM systems, Tactical Data Link-Y, and Multifunction Radar Leonardo Kronos.

The acquisition includes an offset package supporting shipyard development, business strategy consultation, physical enhancements, provision of didactic materials, and a six-month training course in Italy. The Indonesian Ministry of Defense has met all contract conditions, and Fincantieri SpA has received necessary approvals from OCCAR (Organization for Joint Armament Cooperation) Italy and the Italian Navy.

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