Construction of Spain’s newest frigates to commence in May

Image: Spanish Ministry of Defence
Image: Spanish Ministry of Defence

Spanish state-owned shipbuilder Navantia will commence construction of the new F-110-class of frigates for the country’s navy in May of this year, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed.

The contract for the building of the vessels, which was valued at approximately €4.3 billion (US$4.9 billion), was approved by the Ministry of Defence in December 2018.

The five ships of the class are scheduled to be delivered between 2025 and 2031.

Each frigate will have a length of 145 metres and a displacement of 6,100 tonnes. Armament will include a 127-millimetre naval gun, two 30-millimetre autocannons, anti-ship missiles, and torpedoes.

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