FS Auvergne Joins Italian ASW Exercise

March 25, 2019 (Google Translation) – After participating in the NATO exercise “Dynamic Manta 19”, the multi-mission frigate (FREMM) Auvergne continued its deployment in the Ionian Sea by conducting a Franco-Italian anti-submarine warfare exercise. On 8 March 2019, the Auvergne joined off the Italian FREMM Alpino off Catania and an Italian submarine dedicated for the duration of the exercise to the search and the pursuit of the two frigates. During this operational training, the two vessels supported by their onboard Caiman helicopters and maritime patrol aircraft were able to demonstrate…

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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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Alghero in SNMCMG2

Google Translation On March 20 from Corfu, the Cacciamine Alghero , the unit of the Navy inserted in the second Group of Countermeasures Mine of NATO (Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 2 – SNMCMG2), left yesterday. The stop was scheduled at the end of the Ariadne 2018 mine hunting exercise , held in the waters in front of the port of Patras (Greece) which involved both the naval units of the SNMCMG2 and the Greek navy, as host nation, in addition to the participation of ships coming from Bulgaria, Romania…

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Federico Martinengo: I launched the seventh FREMM

Google Translation ​​March 4, 2017 – In the shipyards of Riva Trigoso, in Genoa, it was held today the ceremony of launching of the seventh FREMM – European Multi-Mission Frigates of the Navy . The ship takes its name from Admiral Federico Martinengo , gold medal and a silver at the Military Valor for his “spiccatissime qualities of mind, heart and character in important positions who carried on board and ashore”. Godmother of the ship Mrs. Mina De Caro , widow of Navy Captain Giuseppe Porcelli , commander of the…

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