shark bait wrote:Amazing how pricey a FREMM actually is, even after 15-20 have been built, to a less than cutting edge design. Goes a long way to explain the success of the T26 with Australia and Canada.
the 20% was calculated against French FREMM a 10% lighter & less capable than the italian version. Double 76mm, Double Hangar, More torpedoes, mobility etc.. etc...
From wiki about the french version
The 11 ships would cost €670 million (~US$760m) each in FY2014, or €860m (~US$980m) including development costs.
Meanwhile the number went down from 11 to 8 ships so i dont know the actual cost the Canadian took as reference.
About the Italian version from a fast search
The last two FREMM cost 764mln (both)= 382
The development cost in 2005 was 450mln for 10 units.
A first batch of maintenance and running should be around 300mln.
So we are around 700-750€mln (850$) per unit.
But Im no expert surely Gabriele has better and more precise numbers than me.
Take in consideration the offer from the Italian-French consortium to build the CSC for 50% of the budget.