FS Aquitaine Embarks Helicopter Pilot Trainees

September 24, 2019 (Google Translation) – On September 15, 2019, during the stopover in her godmother city in Bayonne, the multi-mission frigate (FREMM) Aquitaine received 6 Naval Aeronautical Pilot Officer (EOPAN) students from the Marine School section of Dax. Selected at the EIP 50S on the naval aviation base of Lanvéoc-Poulmic, these future pilots of embedded helicopter followed an initial training to the profession of officer at the Naval School before joining the Army to be trained at the Army Light Aviation School (EALAT). Most of them have never sailed.…

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Minister for the Armed Forces Florence Parly Attends FS Normandie Delivery

June 26, 2019 (Google Translation) – Naval Group is extremely honored to host the French Minister for the Armed Forces, Florence Parly. This celebration marks not only the end of work on the six multi-mission frigates, but also the beginning of the manufacturing of the FREMM frigates with reinforced air defence capabilities and of the Defence and Intervention Frigate (FDI), the first fully digital warships. Hervé Guillou, CEO of Naval Group, and Admiral Christophe Prazuck, Chief of Staff of the French Navy, hosted the Minister for the Armed Forces on…

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FS Bretagne Placed in Active Service

February 21, 2019 (Google Translation) – Fifth in a series of eight, the multi-mission frigate (FREMM) Brittany has just been admitted to active service by the Chief of the Naval Staff (CEMM), Admiral Prazuck. This decision marks the entry into the operational cycle of this ultra-modern building. Built in Lorient, Brittany made its first tests at sea before joining Brest, its base port, May 14, 2018. It was officially received on July 18. On August 30, Brittany left Brest to begin its Long Term Deployment ( LTP ). This is…

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46 Italian Sailors Conduct Anti-Piracy Training in Pakistan

February 15, 2019 – Contrast to maritime piracy, cooperation in areas of crisis and interoperability between fleets. These are the general objectives that animated the international exercise AMAN 2019 , organized by the Pakistani Navy, which took part in representing the Italian Navy the European Multi Mission Frigate (FREMM) Carlo Margottini, already engaged in the campaign in the Middle East and Mar Arabian (MOMA). The Aman exercise, or “peace” in Urdu language, kicked off on Friday 8 February, with an opening ceremony in the presence of the Commander in Chief…

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ITS Spartaco Schergat Launched by Fincantieri in Genoa

January 26, 2019 – The launching ceremony of the “Spartaco Schergat” frigate, the ninth of a series of 10 FREMM vessels – Multi Mission European Frigates, took place today at the integrated shipyard of Riva Trigoso (Genoa). The 10 FREMM vessels have been commissioned to Fincantieri by the Italian Navy within the framework of an Italo-French cooperation program under the coordination of OCCAR (Organization Conjointe de Cooperation sur l’Armement, the international organization for cooperation on arms). Godmother of the ceremony was Mrs. Anna Rosa Aonzo Grillo, daughter of the Golden…

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A first commander for the FREMM Normandie

January 15, 2019 (Google Translation) – On January 11, 2019 in Lorient, Captain Jean-Baptiste Soubrier was recognized by Vice-Admiral Wing (VAE) Jean-Philippe Rolland commanding the Naval Task Force (ALFAN), Commander of the Multi Frigate -missions (FREMM) Normandie. The FREMM Normandie is the sixth in a series of eight. It will be delivered to the Navy in the summer of 2019. Before being admitted to active service, the vessel and its crew will then be tested in real life. The triptych, composed of the FREMM, the Caiman Marine helicopter and the…

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ITS Antonio Marceglia Completes Sea Trials

September 27, 2018 – The Fourth Italian General Purpose ship and the eight Italian FREMM to be delivered, ITS Antonio Marceglia finished its sea trials on the 20th of November after the completion of all tests foreseen for the Platform and Combat System equipment. As occurred last year for ITS Martinengo, ITS Antonio Marceglia have completed sea trials in only five months after the First Sea Going in last June, confirming the strong coordination existing between all the actors involved in the program (NAVARM/UTNAV, IT Navy, FREMM PD, and Industry).…

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FS Bretagne in Trident Juncture

November 5, 2018 (Google Translation) – From September 24 to October 9, FREMM Brittany trained off Virginia and Canada, and made two stops in the United States before entering the “Great North” phase of its deployment that will take her to the Norwegian coast to participate in Exercise Trident Juncture 2018. The American part of its deployment was based on several anti-submarine exercises in which the FREMM – NH 90 couple confirmed its excellent performances in this field. Refueling at sea, anti-aircraft and anti-ship exercises completed these maneuvers. After crossing…

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Frigate Federico Martinengo Visits Maputo

September 9, 2018 (Google Translation) – Ship Federico Martinengo, seventh class FREMM (European Multi Mission Mission Frigate) of the Navy, will visit the port of Maputo from 8 to 11 September 2018. After three years a unit from the Navy, after traveling more than 5000 nautical miles, arrives on the shores of Mozambique to bring the tricolor and national excellence. The stop in the Port of Maputo is configured in a broader project for the development of cooperation relations between the two countries, the search for future opportunities for joint…

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ITS Alpino in Boston 8 to 12 June

Google Translation The multi-mission European frigate (FREMM) of the Alpino arrived at the Black Falcon Cruise Terminal in Boston (USA), where it will stop until 12 June. Nave Alpino, delivered to the Navy on 30 September 2016, is the fifth FREMM unit and the fourth in the “anti-submarine” version. It is a ship set up with state-of-the-art and latest generation technological systems. The overseas campaign, the confrontation and the joint activities with friendly and allied Marine, constitute a precious opportunity for training, useful to maintain high levels of cooperation for…

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Italian Prototype Competitor for U.S. Navy’s FFG(X) Frigate Program Makes Landfall in Norfolk

TS Alpino, a Fincantieri-built frigate sailing under the Italian flag, made landfall in Norfolk. The ITS Alpino, a FREMM-class frigate, is a model of the ship the U.S. Navy is considering for the FFG(X) future frigate program. FREMM frigates are the only ships in the competition that have been proven in combat, having helped to destroy a Syrian chemical weapons facility in April. “The ITS Alpino demonstrates the proven versatility and capability of the FREMM class frigate,” said Vice Admiral Richard Hunt (Ret.), Fincantieri Marinette Marine’s Chief Strategy Officer. “It…

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USS Gonzalez Conducts Training With Italian Navy Frigate

USS Gonzalez conducted combined operations with the multipurpose Italian frigate ITS Alpino, May 16-17. The training is designed to promote camaraderie and collaboration among NATO partners. The Alpino is making several stops along the U.S. East Coast with Norfolk, Virginia, being the first. Crew Exchange “The crew exchange was highly beneficial to both Gonzalez’s crew and Alpino’s, giving rare insight into each other’s daily routine, said Navy Cmdr. Les Sobol, the Gonzalez’s commanding officer. “The [passing exercise] was an invaluable opportunity to flex multiple skillsets with our NATO partners at…

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ITS Carlo Margottini in the United Arab Emirates

Google Translation March 24, the European Frigate Multi Mission (FREMM)   of the Navy arrived in the port of Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates, where it will stop until Thursday, March 29th. Nave Margottini is the third FREMM unit delivered to the Navy on 27 February 2014 in the “anti-submarine” version and is fitted with state-of-the-art technological systems. Starting from La Spezia on 20 February and coming from Dammam (Saudi Arabia), the unit stops in Abu Dhabi before arriving in Djibouti in April to take command of…

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Hostile environment, formidable enemy: the FREMM – Caiman Marine couple in action

Google Translation Deployed in the Far North, the multi-mission Frigate (FREMM) Provence and its embedded Caiman Marine helicopter participated in the combined exercises TG18.1 and Dynamic Guard 2018 . Taking place under harsh conditions, these operational trainings have made it possible to strengthen the interoperability of French Navy units with its partners in the area. They helped to enhance the high level of performance of the FREMM / Caiman Marine couple in the field of anti-submarine warfare. Back on these exercises. In the middle of February, in negative temperatures, at…

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Mission accomplished for FS Provence

Google Translation On March 15, the multi-mission frigate (FREMM) Provence crossed the passes of the port of Brest after two months of mission in the Far North. Since her departure last January, she has traveled more than 10,000 kilometers in the English Channel, North Atlantic, Baltic Sea and Norway. It has thus developed its interoperability with the navies and allied countries of the zone. This deployment was an opportunity, for example, to work on common procedures and tactics with the Danes, Germans, British, Dutch and Norwegians, to increase the knowledge…

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