ITS Carlo Margottini Makes Port Call to Dammam, Saudi Arabia

February 23, 2019 (Google Translation) – From today until 25 February the European Multi-Mission Frigate (FREMM) Carlo Margottini will be parked in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, the fourth leg of the naval campaign in the Middle East and the Arabian Sea (MOMA) which sees the Naval unit of the Marina Militare carry out activities of presence and surveillance in the area, to protect the lines of maritime traffic of national interest. The campaign is also part of the activities carried out in the field of international cooperation and dialogue between the…

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PLAN Kunlun Shan Attends IDEX 2019

On the afternoon of February 16 (local time), the Chinese Navy’s amphibious dock landing ship Kunlun Shan (Hull 998) arrived at the port of Mina Zayed in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to attend the 14th Abu Dhabi International Defence Exhibition & Conference (IDEX) and the 5th Naval Defence & Maritime Security Exhibition. This year’s IDEX is scheduled to run from February 17 to 21 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, attracting countless military equipment manufacturers and purchasers from 150 countries. China’s State Administration of Science, Technology…

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Leonardo and Abu Dhabi Ship Building sign a MoU to enhance collaboration on advanced naval capabilities and services

February 19, 2019 – Yesterday, at the IDEX International Defence Exhibition in Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Ship Building and Leonardo signed a Memorandum of Understanding to enhance their collaboration in the naval sector. Building on years of positive partnership for the development of UAE naval capabilities, under the new MoU, Abu Dhabi Ship Building and Leonardo will jointly work to create a Combat Management System (CMS) Integration Laboratory capable of testing, maintaining and evolving the software of Leonardo’s CMS system operational on more than 20 of the UAE Navy’s ships.…

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ITS Carlo Margottini in the United Arab Emirates

Google Translation March 24, the European Frigate Multi Mission (FREMM)   of the Navy arrived in the port of Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates, where it will stop until Thursday, March 29th. Nave Margottini is the third FREMM unit delivered to the Navy on 27 February 2014 in the “anti-submarine” version and is fitted with state-of-the-art technological systems. Starting from La Spezia on 20 February and coming from Dammam (Saudi Arabia), the unit stops in Abu Dhabi before arriving in Djibouti in April to take command of…

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Final Baynunah Class Corvette Commissioned at IDEX

February 20, 2017 – Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, today officially inaugurated Al Hili, the sixth and the latest Baynunah-class corvette built by Abu Dhabi Ship Building, ADSB, for the UAE Navy, in a ceremony held at NAVDEX, the naval defence and maritime security section of the tri-service International Defence Exhibition and Conference, IDEX 2017. After he commissioned the new 72m-long corvette into service by raising the UAE flag on the deck, he toured the command-and-control unit and discussed the vessle’s advanced…

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