22 May 1941: the long night of the Torpedo Boat Lupo

May 22, 2019 (Google Translation) – Seventy-eight years ago, in the Aegean Sea, the Royal Torpedo Boat Lupo , led by frigate captain Francesco Mimbelli , became the protagonist of a memorable night action during the battle of Crete. With admirable audacity and exceptional readiness, he faced an English formation, composed of the cruisers Ajax, Orion, Dido and the destroyers Hereward, Hasty, Janus and Kimberley, managing to stand up to the enemy and protecting the convoy. At 10.33pm on May 21st, near Capo Spada , the Wolf, suddenly sighted at…

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46 Italian Sailors Conduct Anti-Piracy Training in Pakistan

February 15, 2019 – Contrast to maritime piracy, cooperation in areas of crisis and interoperability between fleets. These are the general objectives that animated the international exercise AMAN 2019 , organized by the Pakistani Navy, which took part in representing the Italian Navy the European Multi Mission Frigate (FREMM) Carlo Margottini, already engaged in the campaign in the Middle East and Mar Arabian (MOMA). The Aman exercise, or “peace” in Urdu language, kicked off on Friday 8 February, with an opening ceremony in the presence of the Commander in Chief…

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Keel Laid for New Italian LHD

The keel laying ceremony of the multipurpose amphibious unit (LHD or Landing Helicopter Dock) took place today at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Castellammare di Stabia, marking the beginning of the slipway works of the unit. The new unit will be delivered in 2022 and it falls within the naval program of the maritime capability of Defense, approved by the Italian Government and Parliament and started in May 2015. The LHD will be classified by RINA Services pursuant international conventions about prevention of pollution regarding the more traditional aspects, like the ones…

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ITS Antonio Marceglia Launching

Google Translation “Defense and industry work together for the country” so the Minister of Defense Roberta Pinotti at the launching ceremony of the frigate “Antonio Marceglia” took place this morning. “Ship Marceglia is the example of the excellent industrial integration crucial for a common European policy. A new step has been made toward the Navy of the future Military, thanks to the extraordinary skills of our yards and ingenuity of the designers, the result of strong collaboration between industry and defense. ” So the Minister Pinotti this morning, during the…

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Italian F-35B lands at Pax River

The first F-35B assembled outside of the U.S. landed at NAS Patuxent River on Jan. 31 after completing a transatlantic flight from Cameri Air Base in northern Italy. The flight follows the Italian Ministry of Defense’s acceptance of the aircraft on Jan. 25 at the Cameri F-35 final assembly line. There are two foreign F-35 final assembly lines, the other is located in Nagoya, Japan. Cameri is the only B variant final assembly line outside of the U.S. and has delivered nine F-35As and one F-35B. The aircraft is assigned…

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GE Engines for Latest Italian FREMM

March 27, 2017 – GE’s Marine Solutions announces that the seventh multi-purpose Italian FREMM frigate Federico Martinengo, was launched on March 4. The ceremony was held at Fincantieri’s Riva Trigoso shipyard in Genoa, Italy. All of the Italian Navy’s new Carlos Bergamini-class FREMM frigates (10-ship program) feature the same power dense GE LM2500+G4 gas turbine in a COmbined Diesel eLectric And Gas turbine (CODLAG) propulsion system. In addition to the Italian FREMM frigates, the DCNS shipyard in Lorient, France, is well underway with a 10-ship program that also uses the…

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