Carlo Margottini Returns to Qatar

March 13, 2019 (Google Translation) – Campaign in the Middle East and Arabian Sea – MOMA 19 : the sixth stop saw the Italian Navy unit moored at the port of the Qatari capital from 2 to 5 March. The words of Ambassador Salzano during his visit on board highlighted the importance of naval diplomacy , with a view to consolidating political, diplomatic and economic relations with nations of strategic importance for Italy. The campaign of the Margottini in the countries of the Arabian Sea is both an emblem of…

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First Steel Cut for Qatari OPV by Fincantieri

February 27, 2019 – The steel cutting ceremony of the first patrol vessel (OPV – Offshore Patrol Vessel)ordered to Fincantieri by the Qatari Ministry of Defence within the national naval acquisition program, took place today at the Muggiano (La Spezia) yard. In the awarding of this prestigious contract, Fincantieri has prevailed over other competitors thanks to a project recognized as the most advanced and innovative of all and an experience gained in the construction of hi-tech vessels. The contract, amounting for Fincantieri to approx. 4 billion euros, envisages the supply…

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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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Keel Laid for First Doha Class Corvette at La Spezia

November 27, 2018 – The keel laying ceremony of the first “Doha” class corvette ordered to Fincantieri by the Qatari Ministry of Defence within the national naval acquisition program, took place today at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Muggiano (La Spezia). The ceremony was attended, among others, by Brig. Mubarak Al Sulaiti, Deputy Chief of the Flotilla, on behalf of the Chief of the Navy, welcomed by Angelo Fusco, Executive Vice President Naval Vessels Business Unit of Fincantieri. The corvette, which will be delivered in 2021, is designed consistent with the RINAMIL…

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Qatar Orders Two Cadet Training Ships from Anadolu Shipyard

Google Translation The Qatari Emiri Naval Forces (QENF) has ordered two Cadet Training Ships with space allocations for theoretical and practical training facilities for the cadets and the instructors. The ships will be built in Istanbul by Anadolu Shipyard who is a strategic partner of Turkish MOD for navy shipbuilding programme. Having already completed and delivered the amphibious ships of 8 LCT, 2 LST with 8 LCVPs to the Turkish Navy, the shipyard is well organized to deliver CTS ships to QENF in 36 months. These ships will be approximate…

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First ARES 150 Hercules Successful Trials Leads to Order for Three More From Qatar Coast Guard

BMT has successfully completed sea trials for the first of two 48m patrol boats destined for the Qatar Coastguard. ARES 150 HERCULES-01Partnering with ARES Shipyard (ARES), the duo have designed and built 17 patrol boats from advanced composites in just 36 months – 18 months ahead of schedule. The last in the series – the 48m ARES 150 HERCULES has just completed sea trials which have been hailed a success with the vessel achieving a maximum speed of 37 knots. The total order from the Qatar Ministry of Interior, Coastguard…

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