BERGAMINI Class

Frigates

Classe Bergamini

The FREMM program is a joint Italian-French Defense industrial co-operation project for a new generation of frigates, having a common baseline, but differing from one country to the other as a function of different operational requirements. The frigates for the Italian Navy are built at the Fincantieri’s integrated naval shipyard of Riva Trigoso-Muggiano. The ships have a full load displacement of about 6,500 tons, an overall length of about 144 metres and a top speed exceeding 27 knots. 

Vessels’ endurance is up to 45 continuous days, while their range is 6,000 NM at 15 knots. They are able to perform the role of CTG (Commander Task Group). The ships are designed and built following RINAMIL rules. The propulsion plant has a CODLAG configuration featuring one gas turbine, two reversible type electrical motors, C.P. propellers and four diesel generating sets. Both versions (GP and ASW) are fitted with a hull mounted sonar. The ASW version is also fitted with a towed sonar and embarks two 76/62 mm Strales guns. The GP version is equipped with 2 large RHIBs and a 127/64 mm Vulcano gun instead of fore 76 mm one. Both versions have two hangars for two helicopters, either two SH90 or one SH90+one EH101.

Commissioning Italian Navy
Carlo Bergamini 2013
Virginio Fasan 2013
Carlo Margottini 2014
Carabiniere  2015
Alpino 2016
Rizzo 2017

Technical Information

main characteristics

Length overall

144.00 m

Length between perpendiculars

132.50 m

Max breadth

19.70 m

Full load displacement

abt. 6,500 t

Draft

5.10 m

Max continuous speed (GT mode)

≥27 kn

Max continuous speed (Electric mode)

16 kn

Max speed (auxiliary propulsion)

7 kn

Range at 15 kn

6,000 nm

Endurance

45 days

Crew

145 people

Total accommodation

200 people

ENERGY AND PROPULSION SYSTEM

Propulsion System CODLAG with:

• 1 x 32 MW Gas Turbine

• 2 x 2.2 MW EPM

Electrical Generating System

4 x 2.1 MWe DD/GG

Propellers

2 FCPP

Azimuthal propeller

1 electrical driven

HELO CAPABILITIES

Flight deck and 2 hangars for EH101/NH90

combat system

Anti Submarine Warfare (ASW)

1 Combat Management System

1 Bow Mounted Sonar

1 Mine Avoidance Sonar

1 Underwater Telephones

2 25 mm machine guns

1 Torpedo Launching System (2 triple launchers)

1 Anti-Submarine Rocket System (2 x 2)

+ 1 Surface to Surface Missile (2 x 2)

1 Vertical Launching System (2 x 8 A43 or A50)

1 Torpedo Decoy Launching System (2 launchers)

1 Variable Depth Sonar + Towed Array

2 76 mm Gun Strales

2 Fire Control System

1 Anti Air Warfare Decoy Launching System (2 launchers)

2 Navigation Radars

1 Communication - Electronic System Measure

1 Radar - Electronic System Measure

1 Radar - Electronic Countermeasures

1 Multifunctional Radar

1 Surface Surveillance Radar

1 Identification Friend or Foe

1 Transponder

1 Optronic system (only Infra-red)

1 Integrated Communication System

1 Navigation System

General Purpose (GP)

1 Combat Management System

1 Bow Mounted Sonar

1 Mine Avoidance Sonar

1 Underwater Telephones

2 25 mm machine guns

1 Torpedo Launching System (2 triple launchers)

1 Surface to Surface Missile (4 x 2)

1 Vertical Launching System (2 x 8 A43 or A50)

1 Torpedo Decoy Launching System (2 launchers) (fitted for)

1 Towed Array (fitted for)

1 76 mm Gun Strales

1 127 mm Gun

2 Fire Control System

1 Anti Air Warfare Decoy Launching System (2 launchers)

2 Navigation Radars

1 Communication - Electronic System Measure

1 Radar - Electronic System Measure

1 Radar - Electronic Countermeasures

1 Multifunctional Radar

1 Surface Surveillance Radar

1 Identification Friend or Foe

1 Transponder

1 Optronic system (only Infra-red)

1 Integrated Communications System

1 Navigation System