France to supply three new frigates to Hellenic Navy

Photo: Naval Group
Photo: Naval Group

The Hellenic government has awarded contracts to French shipbuilder the Naval Group for the construction of three new warships that will be based on the French Navy's Defence and Intervention Frigates (Fregate de defense et d'intervention; FDI).

Each frigate will have a displacement of 4,500 tonnes, a length of approximately 122 metres, a beam of 18 metres, and a maximum speed of 27 knots. Armament will include surface-to-air missiles, anti-ship missiles, torpedoes, and a 76-millimetre naval gun.

The first two FDI HN frigates will be delivered to the Hellenic Navy in 2025 while the third will follow in 2026 in fulfilment of the contracts, which also cover in-service support and include an option for a fourth frigate.

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