The defenders

Building military craft to increasingly demanding performance standards for increasingly elaborate scenarios is now tougher than ever before. We have been doing this for more than 230 years, during which time we have delivered over 2,000 vessels. Authentic high-tech masterpieces, designed and built for the Italian Navy, numerous foreign Navies and other State Bodies.

FCX Series

A Class Apart

Ready to tackle the most extreme situations

Thanks to our wealth of experience and long-standing reputation for excellence, Fincantieri is the trusted partner of numerous international contractors, to whom we supply complete ship systems and logistic support. We are one of the few shipbuilders to design and construct a wide-ranging and complete portfolio: from surface combatants to auxiliary and specialized vessels, as well as submarines.

Our engineering experience and skill in creating prototypes means we are able to develop tailor-made solutions based on the client's specific requirements. Our products are well-proven, equipped to the highest operational standards and optimized in terms of costs.

As a Prime Contractor we manage every stage in producing naval vessels, including design, choice of suppliers, construction, testing, delivery, after-sales services and logistical support. 

The vessels

Aircraft Carrier



Patrol Vessels

Amphibious ships

Replenishment Ships

Multirole and Research Ships


International partnerships


Partner nell’ambito di alcuni dei più importanti programmi sovranazionali quali i programmi europei per le fregate FREMM, i cacciatorpediniere classe Orizzonte.

ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems

Cooperation with the German ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems in the submarine field, which resulted in the production of four submarines for the Italian Navy delivered between 2006 and 2017.


Naviris: a 50/50 joint venture between Fincantieri and Naval Group. This alliance is the natural evolution of the longstanding partnership between these two global leaders.

European Patrol Corvette (EPC)

European Patrol Corvette (EPC): a cooperation project between various European Navies within the framework of the PESCO Programme, with the official participation of four nations (Italy, France, Spain, and Greece) for the joint development of a new class of corvette.

Etihad Ship Building

Etihad Ship Building: a joint venture established with Al Fattan Ship Industry and Melara Middle East in the United Arab Emirates in 2010 to provide in-service support to vessels built by Fincantieri for the United Arab Emirates Navy, an Abu Dhabi-class corvette and two Falaj 2-class patrol vessels.