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  • 11 March 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    ​The Italian Navy special forces unit Gruppo Operativo Subacquei (GOS), the diver’s branch for rescue tasks and damage inspection, recently organised an emergency exercise called SDAI Nord. The exercise involved personnel of the Rapid Deployment Unit and Insidious Device Disposal Expert Teams (Nuclei SDAI, Sminamento Difesa Antimezzi Insidiosi) based in La Spezia and Ancona, Italy. Training […]

  • 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 […]

  • 6 April 2018

    An Italian Navy Agusta-Bell AB 212ASW helicopter with five on board crashed into the Mediterranean Sea on April 5, the Italian Navy has informed. All five Italian Navy personnel from the helicopter were recovered immediately recovered but one crew member died during resuscitation attempts, the navy said. The helicopter, embarked aboard patrol vessel Comandante Borsini, was […]

  • 27 July 2015
    Equipment & technology

    OceanWorks International has completed system upgrades to the third Italian Navy’s HARDSUIT™ Atmospheric Diving System (ADS), designed and delivered by OceanWorks. The conclusion of the work on the third ADS marks the completion of a major survey and upgrade of the Italian Navy’s ADS fleet to the Quantum II. OceanWorks utilized improvements in the subsea […]

  • 9 July 2015

    The Spanish Navy concluded its Command of the Spanish-Italian Amphibious Force (SIAF) on Tuesday, July 7. The change of command ceremony took place on the flight deck of the LHD ‘Juan Carlos I’ docked in Rota Naval Base and was presided over by the Spanish and Italian Fleet Commanders, Santiago Bolíbar and Filippo Maria Foffi, respectively. […]

  • 5 April 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Photos: Italian Navy A team of Italian Navy parachuters from the San Marco Marine Brigade teamed up with the submarine component to carry out their first 2016 batch of joint training activities in the Ionian Sea. Training activities initially conducted alongside the quay were followed by the operational phase of open sea exercises, including submarine rescue and infiltration […]

  • 28 May 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The first of two high-speed multi-purpose vessels for the Italian Navy’s special forces – the Operational Raiders Group – was launched on May 26. The vessel was launched by Italian shipbuilder Intermarine SpA at its Messina shipyard. The ceremony was attended by the Chief of Staff of the Italian Navy, Admiral Valter Girardelli. The lead ship […]

  • 7 July 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Fincantieri’s shipyard in Muggiano (La Spezia) hosted the launching ceremony for the “Romeo Romei” submarine on July 4, the last of the four U212A “Todaro” class twin units ordered by the Central Unit for Naval Armament – NAVARM for the Italian Navy. After the launching, outfitting works will be continued on the unit at the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 9 July 2015

    French Navy’s frigate La Fayette made a stop last month in the port of Naples, Italy. The unit, which sailed from the French port of Toulon, was engaged in normal training activities that included a stop in the Neapolitan city, where a delegation of the French crew was received at the admiralty building in Naples, by […]

  • 28 April 2015

    Italian Navy disposed of a World War II bomb found off the coast of Sorrento. The bomb was lying at a depth of only 7 meters from the Marina del Cantone beach, near the local pier for pleasure boats. A preliminary survey operation, undertaken on April 21-22, showed that the bomb appeared wedged between small boulders and was partially covered with sand and vegetation, […]

  • 6 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Italian Navy’s ITS Andrea Doria, moored at Abu Dhabi Mina Zayed Port, has participated at the 12th edition of the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) and the Naval Defence and Maritime Security Exhibition (NAVDEX). At the end of a 6 month deployment as EU anti-piracy Mission Atlanta flagship, the unit has set sail from […]

  • 10 March 2016

    Images: Italian Navy The Italian Navy has decommissioned two of its Minerva-class corvettes, Urania and Danaide, during a flag lowering ceremony held at the Italian Augusta Naval Base, March 10. The 1987-commissioned corvettes have spent almost 30 years serving in the ‘Marina Militare’. Both vessels were built by the Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri at its Riva […]

  • 30 May 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Italian Navy retired two Minerva-class corvettes, ITS Fenice and ITS Sfinge, during a May 29 ceremony at the Augusta Naval Base. The formal flag-lowering ceremony, attended by Italian Navy Chief of Staff Admiral Valter Girardelli and the Commander in Chief Admiral Donato Marzano, marked the end of almost 30 years of service for the corvettes. With […]

  • 28 February 2014
    Industry news

    Two months after the final acceptance of the FoC ASW Virginio Fasan the Italian Navy has enlarged the existing fleet with the third FREMM Frigate, Carlo MARGOTTINI.   The ceremony was held at the Fincantieri shipyard in Muggiano, La Spezia (Italy). The FREMM Margottini is in Anti Submarine Warfare configuration as well as Fasan. The […]

  • 5 February 2014

    The Italian Navy frigate ITS Libeccio has assisted a drifting Yemeni dhow during her patrolling within the EU Naval Force Somalia Operation Atalanta.   ITS Libeccio’s crew saw the dhow moving at a very low speed 100 nautical miles from the shore. The technical personnel from the Italian ship boarded the dhow and confirmed that […]

  • 2 April 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Italian Navy’s ship Chioggia and the Operational Divers Group (GOS) from the Comsubin performed the mine clearing operations in the Mediterranean Sea. The GOS, with a sophisticated equipment on board, plumbed to the depths of the area between the southern Tirrenian Sea and the northern Ionian Sea within a week; three of the four explosive devices […]

  • 17 January 2019

    An Italian Navy sailor died from injuries sustained in an accident aboard the FREMM frigate Carlo Bergamini, the Italian defense ministry informed on January 16. The non-commissioned officer, who has been identified as First Marshall (primo maresciallo) Gioacchino Verde, sustained the fatal injuries as a mooring line snapped during a regular berthing procedure. The incident […]

  • 20 September 2018

    Italian Navy transport vessel Nave Caprera was used to smuggle cigarettes on the return trip from Libya where the ship was deployed in support of an EU migrant interdiction mission. The ship reportedly returned to the Italian Navy base Brindisi with over 700 kg of cigarettes on board. This was confirmed by the Italian Navy […]

  • 11 May 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Italian Navy submarine Scirè (S527) collided with a merchant vessel in the evening of May 10, the navy said in a statement. According to the navy, no one was injured and the merchant vessel was able to proceed under its own propulsion. The Type 212 submarine was returning from exercises, transiting the Gulf of Squillace in the Ionian […]

  • 20 April 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Italian Navy received its sixth FREMM frigate from Fincantieri during a ceremony held at the shipbuilder’s Muggiano (La Spezia) shipyard on April 20. The Carlo Bergamini-class frigate Luigi Rizzo is the second general-purpose variant with the previous four vessels being built for the anti-submarine warfare role. FREMM frigates are built within the international Italian-French […]

  • 24 July 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    On 21 July four Italian Navy units faced emergency and rescued many would-be migrants coming from North African coasts.   Corvette Sfinge rescued 95 people (including two women) from a raft; amphibious vessel San Giorgio went to the aid of two boats, rescuing 276 people (including 33 women and 5 children); two migrants had to be […]

  • 17 February 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Italian Navy has just concluded its first collaboration with the Chilean Navy in the Antarctic Peninsula at the base of the southern hemisphere. Lieutenant Commander Nicola Pizzeghello, and Petty Officer Giuseppe Ghirardini, of the Italian Navy Hydrographic Institute, based in Genoa, both hydro-oceanography specialists, on board Nave Aquiles, Chilean logistics support unit commanded by Commander Rodolfo […]

  • 18 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Naval forces rescued more than 1,500 North African migrants over the weekend in the Strait of Sicily, according to the Italian Navy. The Portuguese Navy’s Offshore patrol vessel Viana do Castelo conducted its first rescue operations as part of the EU Operation Triton, which was launched on November 1. All rescued migrants were transferred to ITS San Giorgio on […]

  • 6 January 2015

    The end of year 2014 coincides with the end of the operations carried out by the Italian Maritime Security and Surveillance Naval Fleet (Dispositivo Navale di Sorveglianza e Sicurezza Marittima – DNSSM) activated to perform Operation Mare Nostrum. The DNSSM operated to protect human lives at sea, tackle illegal trafficking, seize smugglers and motherships, carry […]

  • 24 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    During the joint German-Italian military exercise SMART HUNT 2015, the Navies conducted a crew exchange. From February 15th to March 6th an Officer of the Italian Navy Submarines Command and Submarine Training Instructor, worked on board of the German submarine U33. Several different military exercises have taken place during the SMART HUNT 2015, during which, […]

  • 15 May 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Sailors from the Italian Navy’s Maestrale-class frigate ITS Espero carried out maritime training with a team from the Djiboutian Navy during their recent port visit in Djibouti. Currently part of the EUNAVFOR’s counter-piracy operation Atalanta, ITS Espero worked with EUCAP Somalia staff during the training. Drills focused on tactical boarding of a suspect vessel, followed by real-time practical […]

  • 2 June 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    OceanWorks International announces a major system upgrade of the Italian Navy’s Atmospheric Diving Systems (ADS).   Taking advantage of thruster improvements and upgraded electronic systems, the enhancements to the HARDSUIT System are focused in two main areas: 1) Thruster and buoyancy systems; 2) Electronics and communications systems. Oceanworks capitalized on the improvements in performance and […]

  • 5 October 2017

    The Italian Navy’s first multipurpose offshore patrol vessel (PPA) received its gensets after they passed factory acceptance tests in July this year. Following the FAT, MAN Diesel & Turbo SE delivered four MAN 12V175D generating sets to Fincantieri’s Muggiano Shipyard, where the seven vessels (Pattugliatore Polivalente d’Altura – PPA) are being built. MAN has also been […]