Naval Group press release
Nikólaos Panayotópoulos, Greek Minister of Defense, Pierre Eric Pommellet, Chairman and CEO of Naval Group, and Eric Béranger, Chairman and CEO of MBDA, signed a Memorandum of Understanding on September 28 to open negotiations for the supply of three FDI HN frigates and their equipment to the Hellenic Navy, with an option for one additional frigate.
The FDI frigates will be built at Naval Group’s Lorient shipyard, where the second in the series has just entered production.
The FDI HN will be an asset of power and sovereignty for Greece.
With the HN defence and intervention frigates, the Hellenic Navy will have a state-of-the-art, high-performance surface fleet.
A first-class frigate, the FDI HN combines the best technologies from Naval Group, Thales and MBDA, which will supply the ASTER 30 B1 and Exocet MM40 Block 3c missiles. It will be fully interoperable with European and NATO fleets.
Greece will become the second customer for this multi-mission frigate, bringing the total number of units produced from five for the French Navy to eight plus one as an option.