June 12, 2021, 08.05 AM

Fincantieri manufactured eight Maestrale frigates for the Italian Navy in the 1980’s, with the last vessel commissioned in 1985 for Italy. The Italian Navy currently operates two Maestrale-class frigates, which they are phasing out in favor of the Bergamini-class frigate.

The vessels are123 meter in length, and at 3,040 tons, weighs less than half of the FREMM frigates. Manned by 225 officers and men, the Maestrale-class frigates boasted a variety of weapons, among them a range of antiship missiles, torpedoes, and 127 mm cannon.

Aside from the FREMM and Maestrale frigates, Prabowo also procured Eurofighter Typhoon multipurpose jets from Austria and F-15 EX fighters from the United States.

(Writer: Achmad Nasrudin Yahya | Editors: Icha Rastika, Rakhmat Nur Hakim)




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