Defence Minister Dusa: Modernization of frigates starts this year


The modernization programme of Type 22 frigates will be funded as of this year and it entails equipping the ships with state-of-the-art gear, announced, on Friday, Minister of National Defence Mircea Dusa, who attended in Constanta the festivities dedicated to the Romanian Navy Day.

‘We have increased the budget for the Ministry of National Defence and, as early as this year, at the budget revision, the Prime Minister has agreed to allocate an additional amount to the Ministry of National Defence precisely for the continuation of the modernization and equipping programme of the Romanian Army and especially of the Navy.

This year, we start some modernization programmes for frigates, meaning the upgrading of electronic combat systems, providing ammunition and state-of-the-art weapons,’ said Mircea Dusa.

He added that he wished the upgrading of the Dolphin submarine to start also during his term of office.