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Bergamini-class Frigate

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The Italian frigate ITS Carlo Bergamini (F590).
The Bergamini-class multirole frigates are the Italian variant of the FREMM (Frégate multi-mission/Fregata multi-missione) multipurpose frigates that are planned for service in the Marina Militare from the early 2010s onwards. The Marina Militare currently plans to have ten of them to replace their older frigates currently in service.

Specifications[edit]

  • Type: Multipurpose Frigate
  • Service Period: 2013-
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 474 feet (144.48 meters)
    • Beam: 65 feet (19.81 meters)
    • Draught: 16 feet (4.88 meters)
    • Displacement: 6,900 tons
  • Crew: 200
  • Propulsion: 2 GE/Avio LM2500 Gas Turbine Engines 20.5 MW each, 2 SEMT Pielstick 12 PA6 STC Diesel Engines 4.32 MW each, 2 Variable pitch propellers, 1 Bow thruster
  • Range: 6,700 nautical miles (12,408 kilometers) at 15 knots (27.78 km/h)
  • Speed: 29 knots (53.71 km/h)
  • Sensor Suite:
    • Selex ES EMPAR active radar
    • Selex ES RASS (RAN-30X-I) surface radar
    • Selex ES SPN-730 LPI navigation radar
    • GEM-Elettronica MM/SPN-753 navigation radar x 2
    • Selex ES Athena combat system
    • Selex ES SAAM-ESD extended area AAW combat system
    • Selex ES IRST SASS
    • Selex ES NA-25 DARDO-F fire control system x 2
    • SOFRESUD Quick Pointing Devices x 2
    • Thales UMS 4249 CAPTAS4 towed sonar - on ASW version
    • Thales UMS 4410 CL hull sonar
    • WASS SNA-2000-I mine avoidance sonar
    • L-3 ELAC Nautik SeaBeam 3050 multi-beam echo sounder
  • Countermeasures
    • Sigen RECM jammer
  • Armament
    • 1 x Otobreda 127mm/L64 naval gun (with VULCANO ammunition) and 1 x 76mm/L62 Super Rapid naval gun (with Davide/Strales guided ammuntion) - on GP version
    • 2 x Otobreda 76mm/L62 Super Rapid naval gun (with Davide/Strales guided-ammunition) - on ASW version
    • 1 x 16-cell SYLVER A50 VLS (fires Aster 15 and Aster 30 SAMs)
    • 1 x 16-cell SYLVER A70 VLS (fires SCALP cruise missiles)
    • 2 x OTO Melara SCLAR-H DLS Multipurpose Rocket Launchers
    • 2 x OTO Melara/Oerlikon 25mm/L80 remote weapon system
    • 2 x 12.75" triple fire torpedo tubes (fires Eurotorp MU90 Impact torpedoes)
    • MILAS ASW Missiles - on ASW version
  • Aircraft Carried: 2 x NH90 helicopters or 1 x NH90 & 1 x AW101

Unit Run[edit]

  • ITS Carlo Bergamini (F590)
  • ITS Virginio Fasan (F591)
  • ITS Carlo Margottini (F592)
  • ITS Carabiniere (F593)
  • ITS Alpino (F594) - on sea trials
  • ITS Luigi Rizzo (F595) - fitting out
  • ITS Federico Martinengo (F596) - under construction
  • ITS Antonio Marceglia (F597) - under construction
  • ITS Spartaco Schergat (F598) - planned for construction
  • ITS Emilio Bianchi (F599) - planned for construction
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