Semaphore: 50 Years of Exercise RIMPAC

October 2021 marks 50 years since the navies of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United States took part in the first Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC). The biennial, US-led exercise is held in Hawaii and in the waters off Southern California. Military forces from nations circling the Pacific Rim and beyond are invited to participate in training and…

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Fincantieri Delivers First of Four Corvettes for Qatar

At the presence of Senator Stefania Pucciarelli, Undersecretary of State for Defense, the delivery of the corvette “Al Zubarah”, the first of the class of the same name of four vessels ordered to Fincantieri by the Qatari Ministry of Defense within the national naval acquisition program, took place today at the Muggiano (La Spezia) shipyard. The ceremony, held in a…

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