“Coordinated Maritime Presences” in the Gulf of Guinea

Marceglia ship , recently entered the Operation Area in the Gulf of Guinea, carried out an intense training activity off the Ivory Coast with the Spanish patrol vessel Vigia , in the context of cooperation with the navies of the EU countries. The exercise was conducted with the aim of testing the operational readiness of the alarm chain between the…

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Italian Navy Submarine Rescue Exercise Held in Taranto

In Taranto, from 30 August to 9 September, the Submarine Flotilla Command hosted, for the second consecutive year, the Coordinator Rescue Forces Course . The course, the only one of its kind in NATO, responds to an important need of the international community to be ready when called upon to carry out a rescue operation on a damaged submarine in…

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EU-India Joint Naval Exercise

June 21, 2021 – On 18-19 June 2021, the European Union (EU) and India conducted a joint naval exercise in the Gulf of Aden. The exercise involved Indian Navy frigate Trikand, EU NAVFOR Somalia – Operation Atalanta(link is external) assets, including Italian frigate Carabiniere (Atalanta’s flagship) and Spanish frigate Navarra, French frigate Surcouf and French amphibious assault helicopter carrier Tonnerre.…

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Italian Navy in Exercise OBANGAME EXPRESS 2021

March 28, 2021 (Google Translation) – Yesterday, March 27, 2021, ended off the Ivorian coast, OBANGAME EXPRESS 2021, multinational maritime exercise to guide US Navy. From the African dialect “Fang”, OBANGAME, which literally means “union”, sees the involvement, in addition to US Navy Units, also of the Navies and Maritime Security Forces of almost all West African countries, as well…

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Russia Updates Their Take on Espionage in Rome

March 31, 2021 (TASS) – A staff member of the Russian Embassy in Italy has been detained in Rome, the Russian diplomatic mission confirmed on Wednesday. “We confirm that on March 30 an employee from the military attache’s office was detained in Rome. The circumstances of the incident are being clarified. We believe it is inappropriate to comment on the…

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Two Italian Ships Certified by Air-Naval Training Center

March 16, 2021 (Google Translation) – Operations and training The contextuality of the national emergency for COVID-19 did not stop the crews of the Libeccio Frigate and the Foscari Offshore Patrol , which after a period of scheduled maintenance successfully completed the Elementary Internship ; an intensive training period carried out in February under the guidance and supervision of the…

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MBDA Teseo Mk2/E Anti-Ship System for Italian Navy

March 17, 2021 – This new generation system builds on the legacy Teseo family, known worldwide as OTOMAT, and will bring a substantial improvement in anti-ship capabilities. Teseo Mk2/E will efficiently engage both sea and land targets at very long range, with full mission control throughout the missile flight. The system will have an innovative integrated mission planning and a…

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Italian Navy Command Course Busy at Sea

December 9, 2020 (Google Translation) – The presence and surveillance of the aircraft carrier cruiser Garibaldi continues in the Mediterranean Sea to protect the interests of the country and the defense of the free use of the high seas. The two naval units of the Coastal Surveillance and Defense Patrol Forces Command (COMFORPAT) of Augusta, the Borsini ship and the…

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Cross-deck Exercise Between Greek, German & Italian Ships

December 7, 2020 – Last week the Greek Adrias Flagship with the German Frigate Hamburg and the Italian Offshore Patrol Vessel Cigala Fulgosi performed a in cross-deck inter-operability exercises in the Mediterranean Sea. There activities gave pilots from the three ships the opportunity to land and launch on the different flight decks and are essential for maintaining high standards of…

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