Ferretti Group launches Security and Defence division
Ferrett Group has founded FSD – Ferretti Security and Defence.
The division has been founded to design, develop and produce a new range of high-tech naval platforms to assist with the Navy, Coast Guard and Police’s security, patrol and defence of Italy’s coastline and international and territorial waters.
The new division of Ferretti Group was presented in Rome during a press conference held at the Temple of Hadrian. Alberto Galassi, CEO of Ferretti Group, illustrated the new project to the Minister of the Interior, Hon. Angelino Alfano, and the senior representatives of the Armed Forces and of the Government who attended the event.
With major investments worth around 50 million Euros in product research and development, already leading to 6 new models being added to the range in 2015 and a total of 27 new products due within 2017, the Group is expanding the scope of its operations and aims to meet the growing demand for innovative vessels offering a cutting edge performance and state of the art technological solutions, engineered to cater for all of the potential scenarios that may be encountered at sea.
With 6 boatyards across Italy, Ferretti Group are in a good position to build steel, aluminium and composite vessels that are specifically designed for applications such as Search and Rescue missions or Patrol, Surveillance, Anticrime and Antiterrorism operations.
The first “Fast Patrol Vessel” built by Ferretti Security and Defence, called the “FSD195”, is a high performance, 20m vessel capable of reaching speeds in excess of 50 knots and with a range of over 400 miles
The “FSD195” has RINA FPV and CE approvals, and is already being built with the first launch scheduled for the coming summer.
“This Government has always believed in the ship building industry. It is vitally important for the Economy and did not deserve to be penalised by the policies implemented by previous governments” said Galassi.
“FSD’s mission is to develop vessels with a high technology content, whose performance and efficiency meet the challenging demands faced by those answering the vitally important need for surveillance and who guarantee the safety of our waters, an issue that has always been associated with all of the operations undertaken by our Group.”