Greece Launches its Program for Three Frigates (FDI HN) with Naval Group
The Hellenic authorities have signed two contracts with Naval Group to supply three Defence and Intervention Frigates (FDI HN), plus one optional, as well as their in-service support. The contracts include as well the supply of MU90 torpedoes and CANTO countermeasures.
This cooperation plan contains a section dedicated to developing European R&D projects in collaboration with Hellenic and European partners.
The FDI HN features capabilities in all warfare domains: anti-ship, anti-air, antisubmarine and special forces projection. The FDI HN is equipped with a mast that brings together all the airborne sensors, enabling permanent 360° surveillance. As the first frigate on the market to be natively protected against cyber threats, the FDI HN has two data centres hosting almost all of the ship's applications.
Technical specifications of the FDI HN
|Length||approx. 122 metres|
|Maximum speed||27 knots|
|Aviation facilities||10-ton class helicopter, VTOL unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)|
The main armaments of the FDI HN are:
32 Aster missiles
8 Exocet MM40 B3C missiles
MU 90 torpedoes
76 mm gun
4 torpedo tubes
CANTO countermeasures developed by Naval Group