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  • 13 April 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The medical team aboard the Italian aircraft carrier ITS Cavour has performed a surgical operation on a migrant rescued in the central Mediterranean Sea. Following an April 11 rescue operation in the central Mediterranean Sea, which led to the rescue of more than 2000 lives from 8 boats spotted by a Luxembourg SW3 Merlin III aircraft, the Frontex operation […]

  • 6 February 2014
    Training & Education

    The Italian aircraft carrier, ITS Cavour, arrived in Cape Town on February 5,within the framework of an African humanitarian tour, the News 24 reported.   ITS Cavour was accompanied by the frigates Bergamini and Etna. During the visit to Cape Town, scheduled to take place from 5 to 11 February, the ships’ crews will organize […]

  • 14 January 2014
    Training & Education

    The Italian naval ship, ITS Cavour, arrived at the Mombasa port in Kenya last Friday, Standard Digital reports. ITS Cavour is an aircraft carrier and the newest flagship of the Italian Navy. The ship is capable of carrying heavy vehicles as well as performing helicopter air operations and command and control operations. She is 244 […]

  • 24 July 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The 2008-built carrier will be fitted with capability to operate the Joint Strike Fighter.

  • 23 December 2013
    Training & Education

    Italian aircraft carrier Cavour is on her way to the Port Rashid in Dubai, the Gulf News reports. The aircraft carrier will pay a week-long visit to Dubai to improve Italy’s economic, defense and humanitarian relations with the Middle East and Africa. In addition, business and governmental talks will be held during the ship’s visit. […]

  • 26 October 2015
    Authorities

    After a pre-deployment training underway from Belgium, frigate F930 Leopold I joined EUNAVFOR MED – Operation Sophia Flagship Cavour on the 16th of October. Before heading towards the assigned areas at sea, Commanding Officer, Captain Luc De Maesschalck, and key functionaries of Leopold I were welcomed on board Cavour by the Force Commander, Italian Navy […]

  • 4 August 2015
    Authorities

    A Merlin from 814 Naval Air Squadron is guided down on to the flight deck of Italy’s flagship for the first time as part of the international migrant mission in the Mediterranean. The 814 NAS crew normally based at Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose near Helston in Cornwall flew on to the Aircraft Carrier ITS […]

  • 21 January 2016
    Authorities

    Having spent less than two months idle in the port during her routine maintenance period, the Italian aircraft carrier ITS Cavour now rejoined the EUNAVFOR Med operation Sophia. The Italian light aircraft carrier ITS Garibaldi assumed Cavour’s role on November 25, 2015. Now that the original mission flagship is back, ITS Garibaldi is leaving the European Union […]

  • 4 February 2014
    Training & Education

    The Italian and Ghana navies are scheduled to hold a joint maritime training from March 5-10, 2014, according to the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation.   The Italian Ambassador to Ghana, Her Excellency Laura Carpini, announced the holding of the exercise amid her visit to Vice Admiral Mathew Quarshie, the Chief of Defence Staff at Burma Camp, […]

  • 28 October 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    After it was united with the Italian aircraft carrier Cavour, the Belgian Navy’s frigate Leopold I (F930) joined the rest of the EUNAVFOR Med fleet in the Mediterranean. The vessel marked its first week of patrol in the international waters off the coast of Libya as part of the Operation Sophia. During this time Leopold I was able to […]

  • 5 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Italian aircraft carrier, ITS Cavour, currently flagship of the EUNAVFOR MED operation Sophia, on February 3 carried out cross training with the Norwegian Multipurpose Platform Supply Vessel Siem Pilot using one of its embarked helicopters. An Italian EH-101 helicopter took off from ITS Cavour testing the ability to hover on the bow deck of the Norwegian ship, and […]

  • 27 November 2015
    Authorities

    The Italian light aircraft carrier ITS Garibaldi joined the EUNAVFOR MED operation Sophia Task Force in the Central Mediterranean taking over the role of mission flagship from ITS Cavour November 25.  Having left her home base port of Taranto (Italy) last June 26, only 4 days after the mission launch, the Italian aircraft carrier Cavour, […]

  • 13 October 2015
    Authorities

    The EU anti-migrant smuggling operation in the Mediterranean sea, known as Operation Sophia, has entered its operational phase, aimed at boarding and seizing vessels suspected of being used for human smuggling and trafficking. The operational phase follows the first phase, launched June 22, which involved intelligence gathering on smuggling routes and networks. Phase II is intended to precede […]

  • 27 September 2012
    Training & Education

    Official visit of Russian Navy Commander-in-Chief ADM Viktor Chirkov to Italy started on Sept 25. According to the program, Viktor Chirkov will visit Rome and Taranto. The Russian Navy Commander will meet with Italian Defense Minister Giampaolo di Paola, Chief of Defense General Staff Gen. Biagio Abrate, and Navy Chief of Staff Adm. Luigi Binelli […]

  • 29 September 2015
    Authorities

    The Political and Security Committee has named Rear Admiral Stefano Barbieri (Italy) force commander for the EU’s counter-piracy operation EUNAVFOR Atalanta as of October 6. Rear Admiral Barbieri will take over from Rear Admiral Alfonso Gómez Fernández de Córdoba who has been force commander since May 6, 2015. Barbieri was previously deputy assistant of the chief of […]

  • 27 October 2015
    Authorities

    British HMS Richmond and the Slovenian SNS Triglav completed their first integration training in EUNAVFOR Med Operation Sophia, October 23. By joining the Operation Sophia, the two ships have now made the Task Force complete for the second phase in high seas. On board the Italian Aircraft Carrier Cavour, the mission flagship, the Force Commander international staff […]

  • 12 October 2015
    Authorities

    EUNAVFOR MED Force Commander, Rear Admiral Andrea Gueglio, paid his first visit to the Spanish military vessel Canarias, led by Cdr Manuel Alvargonzales, on October 8. Ship Canarias joined the European Force deployed in Mediterranean on October 5 from Rota harbor, carrying 202 crew members. Among them, a special Infantry boarding team and 3 pilots […]

  • 7 October 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Spanish frigate ESPS Canarias officially joined EUNAVFOR MED on October 5, 2015. The Spanish ship reached the European mission flag-ship, the Italian aircraft vessel Cavour, in the military harbor of Augusta, in Sicily, early in the morning, spending an entire briefing-day on board to complete the procedures and organizational deployment set up into the European […]

  • 8 May 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Some 40 vessels from 7 countries gathered in the port of Cagliari to take part in the annual, Italian-hosted exercise Mare Aperto 2017. Starting Monday, May 8, navy ships from France, Spain, Canada, Poland, Portugal, Turkey and Italy will spend two weeks honing their skills in mine countermeasures and anti-air warfare. The exercise will be led […]

  • 19 November 2015
    Authorities

    Belgian frigate Leopold I said farewell to the European Task Force EUNAVFOR MED operation SOPHIA after 38 days of activity in the Mediterranean Sea. The crew, composed of 158 sailors, including 9 women, provided support to Operation Sophia. They ran on duty within a Task Force composed of 8 naval units and 9 air assets, […]

  • 6 November 2015
    Authorities

    In yet another rescue operation five Eunavfor Med Force units saved the lives of more than 500 migrants yesterday, November 5. Two air assets, the Spanish Orion P3 and the Luxembourgian SW3 Merlin III “Seagull” aircraft, spotted 3 overcrowded boats, 1 fishing vessel and 2 skiffs, early in the morning. The European mission Flagship, ITS Cavour, […]

  • 23 October 2015
    Authorities

    German Tender Werra is expected to return to her homeport, naval base Kiel, tomorrow, October 24. The 5th Minesweeper Squadron ship has spent 5 months undertaking Mediterranean Sea missions and taking part in migrant rescue operations. During her deployment, FGS Werra saved a total of 1186 people from the sea. The ship clocked over 25.000 nautical miles, […]

  • 19 October 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The German Tender Werra has left Operation Sophia after over four months of deployment. Werra was substituted by the German combat support ship, FGS Berlin. With Commander Marcel Rosenbohm at the helm, FGS Berlin arrived to the Italian port of Augusta, Oct 14, to begin its EU Naval Force deployment. FGS Berlin will constitute the German operation contingent in the Operation Sophia along […]

  • 4 February 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    According to the Institute for Political, Social and Economic studies EURISPES, in 2015 the Italian Navy consent among the Italian population comes first with a 73.5%, 5.8 % more than the previous year, and it still is on the rise. The Italian Navy innovative concept of “dual use” – meaning military as well as civil […]

  • 8 October 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Rear Admiral Alfonso Gòmez Fernandez de Cordoba, (Spanish Navy), handed over the Force Command of the EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Somalia – Operation Atalanta, to Rear Admiral Stefano Barbieri (Italian Navy) at sea in the Gulf of Aden earlier today, October 8. During Rear Admiral de Cordoba’s time as Force Commander, the EU Naval […]

  • 18 February 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Italian Navy recently used the new Leonardo-developed M-40 target drones in an exercise involving the aircraft carrier ITS Cavour and Durand de la Penne-class destroyer ITS Francesco Mimbelli. The exercise saw the aircraft carrier and its complement of AV8B+ fighter aircraft training alongside the destroyer against M-40 drones which were simulating a range of incoming […]

  • 2 February 2016
    Authorities

    One German corvette and one Spanish frigate participated in a medical evacuation of a migrant previously saved in the Mediterranean Sea. On January 28, German frigate FGS Ludwigshafen am Rhein carried out her first rescue operation on her deployment with Operation Sophia. The frigate embarked a total of 121 migrants on board. One of the […]

  • 26 October 2012
    Industry news

    GE Marine has delivered two LM2500+G4 aeroderivative marine gas turbines to Avio S.p.A. of Turin, Italy, a GE Marine System Supplier. The gas turbines will power the Italian and French Navy’s fifth and seventh FREMM frigates, respectively. The first French Navy frigate Aquitaine of the Italian-French FREMM program was launched in December 2010 at DCNS’ […]

  • 20 April 2016
    Authorities

    High Representative of the European Union and Vice President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini, accompanied by Pedro Serrano EEAS Deputy Secretary General and General, Michail Kostarakos, Chairman of EU Military Committee (EUMC), visited the Italian Aircraft Carrier Cavour, EUNAVFOR MED operation Sophia flagship.   “I am honoured and proud to pay this first visit here. We […]