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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 […]

  • 10 March 2016
    Authorities

    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 5 October 2017
    Authorities

    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 6 January 2015
    Authorities

    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 […]

  • 9 December 2013
    Industry news

    RosRAO signed an international contract with the Italian shipbuilding company Fincantieri (Fincantieri – Cantieri Navali Italiani S.p.a») for detailed engineering and building of a pontoon to ship nuclear submarine reactor compartments. By the open tender the contract was awarded to the Italian company, which has an extensive international experience in building special-purpose vessels. The pontoon […]

  • 6 April 2018
    Authorities

    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 […]

  • 17 November 2011
    Training & Education

    Black Sea Fleet (BSF) frigate Smetlivy has completed formal visit to Italian port Augusta after participation in the IONIEX 2011 Russian-Italian joint exercise. During the visit, BSF servicemen held protocol meetings with local authorities and representatives of Sicily autonomous naval command. Prior to call at Augusta, a summary briefing of IONIEX 2011 exercise was held […]

  • 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 […]

  • 6 January 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Italian Navy’s destroyer Caio Duilio is back at La Spezia base after a training period with the French Marine Nationale. During the first fortnight in December, the vessel was in the Gulf of Lion off the southern coast of France. ITS Duilio, with her commanding officer Captain Giacinto Sciandra, was the only foreign unit to participate […]

  • 17 January 2019
    Authorities

    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 […]

  • 27 December 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Italian Navy’s Bergamini-class frigate ITS Carabiniere left the Italian port of La Spezia for an ‘Italian industry showcase’ deployment to Australia and Southeast Asia. ITS Carabiniere is a FREMM frigate built for the Italian Navy by Fincantieri within the framework of an Italo-French cooperation program under the coordination of OCCAR (Organisation Conjointe de Cooperation […]

  • 4 August 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Leonardo-Finmeccanica, an Italian multinational aerospace and defence company announced July 4 it received an order from the Italian Coast Guard for additional two AW139 intermediate twin-engine helicopters. By placing this order the Italian service will bring its AW139 fleet to twelve with options for two more helicopters. The AW139s will be used to perform a range […]

  • 10 November 2011
    Training & Education

      Black Sea Fleet (BSF) frigate Smetlivy and rescue ship Epron are completing preparations for Russian-Italian joint exercise IONIEX-2011, told BSF Commander’s press secretary Capt 1 rank Vyacheslav Trukhachev to Central Navy Portal. A planning conference took place on board Italian frigate Espero; participants specified the plan and operational matters of the coming exercise. Staying […]

  • 11 January 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Italian Navy’s Bergamini-class frigate ITS Carabiniere docked at the Port of Colombo in Sri Lanka on December 11. The FREMM frigate is on a deployment to Australia and South East Asia during which it will, among other duties, serve as a platform for promoting the Italian industry. More specifically, Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri is financing this deployment […]

  • 16 February 2015
    Authorities

    The Italian Navy and Coast Guard saved more than 2000 migrants in a major rescue operation conducted yesterday. A total of 2,164 migrants, traveling from the Libyan coast, were rescued from a dozen boats near the island of Lampedusa, according to The Guardian. Some of the Italian coastguards were threatened by four armed men who forced them […]

  • 19 April 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Italian Navy decommissioned its third Soldati-class patrol ship ITS Bersagliere in a ceremony at Italian naval base La Spezia on April 17. Bersagliere was decommissioned after 23 years of service in a ceremony attended by Italian Navy Chief Admiral Valter Girardelli and other government and defense officials. Bersagliere was launched on June 20, 1985, in Ancona, […]

  • 20 September 2018
    Authorities

    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 […]

  • 25 October 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    French shipbuilder Chantiers de l’Atlantique (CdA) has subcontracted Italian counterpart Fincantieri for the deliveries of forward sections of the French Navy’s future FLOTLOG (Flotte logistique) ships. The four ships that are to be built for the French Navy will be based on the Vulcano design Fincantieri is building for the Italian Navy. The forward sections […]

  • 5 August 2014
    Authorities

    After passing through the Suez Canal, and meeting Italian ship Esploratore, (commanded by LT Gianpaolo Misseritti) – one of the patrol boats belonging to the Tenth Naval Coastal Group based in Sharm El Sheikh – Destroyer Andrea Doria sailed south, towards the biggest port of the Red Sea, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.   During the short […]

  • 10 February 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri announced February 9 that it has started construction works on the Italian Navy’s logistic support ship which will be built under the Navy’s fleet renewal plan. The steel cutting ceremony of the ships stern section was held yesterday at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Riva Trigoso, Genoa, Italy. In the coming months, the 86-meter, 7.000-ton section will […]

  • 18 July 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Italian Navy’s most important counter pollution exercise, Caralis 2016, was held in Cagliari, Italy, on July 7 and 8. This year, the exercise took place off the Southern Sardinian coast, and – as in past editions – consisted in two main parts, one technical/theoretical and one practical-operational. The Italian Naval fleet includes a number of […]

  • 6 January 2015
    Authorities

    The Italian Navy, along with the Icelandic Coast Guard, managed to rescue some 360 migrants who were left adrift at sea off Italy’s southern coast. Ezadeen, the ageing Sierra Leone-flagged vessel, had been left in stormy seas without fuel or electricity. Due to rough weather, the crew of the Icelandic vessel Tyr, currently engaged in European Union’s Frontex […]

  • 19 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    On September 11, the Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group 2 (SNMCMG2) continued sailing the Mediterranean after a short port visit in Casablanca.   SNMCMG2 is currently composed of the flagship Italian frigate ITS Aviere, command and logistical support ship Godetia (Belgium), minehunters Evropi (Greece), Duero (Spain), Grimsby (UK), Homburg (Germany) and Erdek (Turkey). The Second Italian Naval […]

  • 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, […]