On March 24, 2022, Greece and Naval Group signed the contracts for 3 defence and intervention frigates, plus one non-compulsory, and their in-service help. Two FDI HN (Hellenic Navy) might be delivered in 2025 and the third one in 2026. In accordance with the defence settlement signed final October between Greece and France, the Hellenic authorities have signed two contracts with Naval Group for the provision of three Defence and Intervention Frigates (FDI HN), plus one non-compulsory, in addition to their in-service help. The FDI HN options excessive stage capabilities in all warfare domains: anti-ship, anti-air, antisubmarine and particular forces projection.

Pierre Éric Pommellet, Chairman and Chief Government Officer of Naval Group stated: “Naval Group is proud, together with its French industrial companions Dassault, MBDA and Thales, to be part of this new chapter within the strategic alliance between Greece and France. Greece has chosen the newest technology of frigates that carry collectively the perfect of French naval know-how and can strengthen the capabilities of the Hellenic Navy. The frigates program is the primary of many steps within the partnership between Naval Group and the Hellenic Navy and can contribute to the event of the partnership between our international locations, our navies and our industries for many years to return.”


The contracts embody as nicely the provision of MU90 torpedoes and CANTO countermeasures. The contracts have been signed immediately in Athens by Vice-Admiral (rtd) Aristeidis Alexopoulos, Common Director of the Common Directorate for Defence Investments and Armaments, and Pierre Éric Pommellet, Chairman and Chief Government Officer of Naval Group, within the presence of the Greek Minister of Defence, Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos and the French Minister of the Armed Forces, Florence Parly. The FDI HN will rapidly and sustainably improve the capabilities of the Hellenic Navy’s floor fleet as they are going to be delivered in a really quick timeframe, beginning in 2025 for the primary two models and in 2026 for the third one.

Because of a really bold cooperation plan with the Hellenic trade (HIP, Hellenic Business Participation Plan), this program gives quite a few industrial alternatives in Greece, creating jobs and expertise within the nation. Naval Group’s groups have been working in Greece for a number of months to determine partnerships with native industrial gamers with the target of signing the primary contracts within the coming months. With its R&D element, the cooperation plan is a sustainable plan that’s totally in keeping with the target of strengthening the European defence industrial and technological base by means of Franco-Greek cooperation.