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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USS Hershel “Woody” Williams Trains with Italian Navy

March 11, 2021 – Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4) was joined by the Italian navy’s Carlo Bergamini-class frigate Luigi Rizzo (F595) off the western coast of Africa on Mar. 11, 2021. The exercise emphasized helicopter and maritime proficiency while improving interoperability between long-standing allied nations. “Today’s interoperability exercise with the Italian frigate featured complex helicopter operations…

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59th Anniversary of Italian Navy’s First Helicopter Landing at Sea

December 16, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Luigi Rizzo Frigate, the first ship to ‘host’ a helicopter component on board, has gone down in history for the Italian Navy. Built in the historic shipyards of Castellammare di Stabia, the Rizzo ship was launched on March 3, 1960 and delivered to the navy on December 16 of the following year. The…

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Luigi Rizzo Drydocked After Operation Atalanta

November 2, 2020 (Google Translation) – On 20 October the Luigi Rizzo ship entered the dock in the port of La Spezia . The entry into the basin represents the last chapter of an activity started 83 days earlier. After being designated as the flagship of the European anti-piracy operation in the Horn of Africa ” Atalanta “, the ship’s…

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