ANDREA DORIA (D-553) class DDG Weapon Systems // Ships // Destroyers

Country of Origin: Italy

The Project HORIZON Common New-Generation Frigate (CNGF) program was initially a joint British, French, and Italian program to provide a common area defense ship for their fleets. These ships were designed to replace French, British, and Italian air defense destroyers.  The U.K. withdrew from the program in April 1999 after significant disagreements over the armament and combat systems for the ships. See "Issues and Notes," below, for more information. Eventually, the U.K. developed...


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