ITS Antonio Marceglia Completes Sea Trials

September 27, 2018 – The Fourth Italian General Purpose ship and the eight Italian FREMM to be delivered, ITS Antonio Marceglia finished its sea trials on the 20th of November after the completion of all tests foreseen for the Platform and Combat System equipment. As occurred last year for ITS Martinengo, ITS Antonio Marceglia have completed sea trials in only five months after the First Sea Going in last June, confirming the strong coordination existing between all the actors involved in the program (NAVARM/UTNAV, IT Navy, FREMM PD, and Industry).…

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ITS Alpino in Boston 8 to 12 June

Google Translation The multi-mission European frigate (FREMM) of the Alpino arrived at the Black Falcon Cruise Terminal in Boston (USA), where it will stop until 12 June. Nave Alpino, delivered to the Navy on 30 September 2016, is the fifth FREMM unit and the fourth in the “anti-submarine” version. It is a ship set up with state-of-the-art and latest generation technological systems. The overseas campaign, the confrontation and the joint activities with friendly and allied Marine, constitute a precious opportunity for training, useful to maintain high levels of cooperation for…

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Italian Prototype Competitor for U.S. Navy’s FFG(X) Frigate Program Makes Landfall in Norfolk

TS Alpino, a Fincantieri-built frigate sailing under the Italian flag, made landfall in Norfolk. The ITS Alpino, a FREMM-class frigate, is a model of the ship the U.S. Navy is considering for the FFG(X) future frigate program. FREMM frigates are the only ships in the competition that have been proven in combat, having helped to destroy a Syrian chemical weapons facility in April. “The ITS Alpino demonstrates the proven versatility and capability of the FREMM class frigate,” said Vice Admiral Richard Hunt (Ret.), Fincantieri Marinette Marine’s Chief Strategy Officer. “It…

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USS Gonzalez Conducts Training With Italian Navy Frigate

USS Gonzalez conducted combined operations with the multipurpose Italian frigate ITS Alpino, May 16-17. The training is designed to promote camaraderie and collaboration among NATO partners. The Alpino is making several stops along the U.S. East Coast with Norfolk, Virginia, being the first. Crew Exchange “The crew exchange was highly beneficial to both Gonzalez’s crew and Alpino’s, giving rare insight into each other’s daily routine, said Navy Cmdr. Les Sobol, the Gonzalez’s commanding officer. “The [passing exercise] was an invaluable opportunity to flex multiple skillsets with our NATO partners at…

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Operation Safe Sea Change of Command in Taranto

Google Translation Monday, March 19 at 9.00 am, on board of the Alpino ship, in the Mar Grande Naval Station of Taranto, there will be a ceremony to change the command of Operation Safe Sea, in the presence of the Commander in Chief of the Naval Squadron, Admiral of the team Donato Marzano. After over a month of intense activity in the Central Mediterranean, Rear Admiral Angelo Virdis will pass the baton to Rear Admiral Flavio Biaggi. In his period of command, started on 5 February 2018, Rear Admiral Virdis…

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