Naval Group also presented its industrial cooperation strategy as well as some of its underwater weapon systems: The F21 heavyweight torpedo, the MU90 lightweight torpedo and the CANTO torpedo decoy system.
The FDI frigate is the 5th generation of combat ship for naval supremacy and crisis management. This warship is designed for navies looking for a compact frigate able to perform a large range of missions stand-alone or within a task force either. Like the FREMM, the FDI frigate features high level capabilities in anti-air, antisurface, anti-submarine and asymmetric warfare domains, taking into account French Navy operational legacy acquired in wartime situation. As the first digital frigate, FDI frigate integrates latest-generation systems around a naval digital distributed cloud architecture, natively cyber-secured and compatible with the new Information Technologies developments and evolutions and provides sailors with adapted services. Different versions are available to embrace the specific needs of each navy.
The French Navy will operate five FDI frigates. The first of them is already in production and will be delivered in 2024 and the next two in 2025.
The FDI HN will meet all the requirements of the Hellenic Navy and the first could be in service as soon as early 2025. Naval Group’s offer includes to build 3 of the 4 frigates in Greece.