Cavour Begins F-35B Upgrade

July 22, 2019 (Google Translation) – The Cavour Aircraft Carrier entered the “Edgardo Ferrati” basin of the Maritime Military Arsenal of Taranto yesterday. The entry of the aircraft carrier into one of the largest military masonry basins in Europe, represents the ‘turning point’ in the conduct of maintenance and adaptation work which, after ten years of service, will also allow the ship to adapt to the expected standards for the F-35B aircraft, destined to replace the current fleet of AV-8B of the Aircraft Group of the Italian Navy. On board…

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Italian Navy Announces Summer Training Schedule

May 18, 2019 (Google Translation) – Six naval units, five sailing and a so-called “gray” or “fighter”, will be, in the coming months, as every year, the classrooms that will accommodate the official students of the first and second class of the Naval Academy of Livorno, of the students of the non-commissioned schools of Taranto and La Maddalena , volunteers in fixed four-year terms and students of the Francesco Morosini Naval School for training at sea in the Navy 2019 education campaign. 2019 Ship Visits Training but also naval diplomacy…

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Italian Navy Suffers an Accidental Death

January 16, 2019 (Google Translation) – In the afternoon of today, due to the complication of the general clinical conditions, the doctors of the civil hospital of Taranto have unfortunately noted the death of the first Marshal Gioacchino Verde, a non-commissioned officer of the Navy. Marshal Verde, an experienced coachman and ship’s boat, had been involved in an accident on the Bergamini frigate on January 12th, following the breaking of a cable during the mooring phase of the Naval unit at the Mar Grande Naval Station of Taranto , for…

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Italian Navy Begins SMEREX 2018 off Taranto

October 31, 2018 (Google Translation) – The exercise Submarine Escape Rescue Exercise 2018 (SMEREX 2018) for the search, rescue and escape from a damaged submarine is currently underway until 09 November 2018, in the waters facing Ginosa Marina in the Gulf of Taranto . The objective of the exercise is to test the alarm chain and the national search and rescue system based on the satellite system normally used for the search and location of troubled ships called COSPAS-SARSAT, verifying the correct performance of all the procedures to rescue the…

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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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