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  • 25 July 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Italian Navy’s seventh FREMM frigate Federico Martinengo took to the sea for the first time in the Gulf of La Spezia earlier this month. During the first sea going several systems installed onboard have been set up and tested successfully. Some of them are newly developed equipment such as the new solid state Surface Search Radar […]

  • 28 January 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri launched the navy’s ninth FREMM frigate – the future ITS Spartaco Schergat – at its Riva Trigoso, Genoa, shipyard on January 26. Godmother of the ceremony was Mrs. Anna Rosa Aonzo Grillo, daughter of the Golden Medal for Military Value, Giuseppe Aonzo. After the launching, fitting activities will continue in the integrated […]

  • 14 September 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    NATO’s Submarine Warfare Exercise DYNAMIC MANTA 2015 (DYMA 15) began Friday off the Sicilian coast, with ships, submarines, and aircraft and personnel from 9 Allied nations converging on the Central Mediterranean Sea for anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and anti-surface warfare training. Submarines from France, Greece, Italy, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States, under […]

  • 13 February 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Italian Navy shipyard in Augusta has completed a two-year modernization process and is now ready to offer extensive services for the navy fleet, including submarines. As a result of the upgrade, a Sauro-class submarine is dry docked in Augusta for an overhaul for the first time in 14 years. The last time a submarine […]

  • 27 October 2015

    US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer recently moored in Gaeta, Italy for a port visit. The main goal of this visit is strengthening the existing ties between the US and Italian forces. USS Bainbridge (DDG-96), the fifth ship to carry that name, is homeported in Norfolk. The vessel is currently deployed conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th […]

  • 28 December 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    FREMM frigate ITS Federico Martinengo returned to its homeport of La Spezia on December 20, completing its maiden deployment. The seventh Italian Navy FREMM frigate started its first operational deployment in August this year after entering service in April. In the past five months, the frigate operate off the coast of Somalia as part of […]

  • 27 April 2012
    Training & Education

      Sailors on board amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) celebrated Italy’s Liberation Day in downtown La Spezia, April 25. Liberation Day is a national holiday for Italy, and Wednesday marked the 67th anniversary of the fall of Mussolini’s Italian Social Republic. Commanding Officer Cmdr. Will Herrmann attended the ceremony as a […]

  • 28 September 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Whether Europe sees the creation of a “naval Airbus” will be known by June 2018. That is the date by which French and Italian shipbuilding giants Naval Group and Fincantieri are to define “a roadmap detailing the principles of the future alliance”. The announcement of the possible merger was made in Lyon, France, by French president […]

  • 29 September 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Marines assigned to Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team (FAST) Company Europe worked alongside their Spanish and Italian counterparts to complete a two-week exercise in Morn, Spain. The exercise was named Lisa Azul and saw the participation of Spanish Marines from Tercio del Sur, Brigada de Infanteria de Marina, and Italian Marines from the San Marco Regiment. […]

  • 19 February 2019
    Industry news

    Abu Dhabi Ship Building has signed a memorandum of understanding with Italy’s Leonardo to step up cooperation in the naval sector at the IDEX International Defence Exhibition in Abu Dhabi. The new MoU will see the two sides collaborate to create a combat management system (CMS) integration laboratory capable of testing, maintaining and evolving the […]

  • 2 July 2013
    Industry news

    Riva Trigoso (Genoa) shipyard celebrated the launch of the frigate “Carlo Margottini”, the third of a series of Fremm vessels – Multi Mission European Frigates, ordered from Fincantieri by the Italian Navy within the framework of an Italo-French program of cooperation. Godmother to the ship was Ms. Stefania Portaccio, granddaughter of Captain Carlo Margottini. The […]

  • 21 September 2015

    The Change of Command ceremony of the European Maritime Force (EUROMARFOR) took place aboard the Italian Navy ship Giuseppe Garibaldi on Thursday, September 17, 2015. Docked at Taranto Naval Base, the ship Giuseppe Garibaldi was the platform for the commander of the Spanish Navy fleet (Almirante de la Flota) Admiral Francisco Javier Franco Suanzes to hand over […]

  • 30 April 2013
    Training & Education

    The guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) departed Livorno, Italy April 26, after a three-day port visit. While in port, Monterey hosted a luncheon and tour for Italian Rear Adm. Giuseppe Cavo Dragone, superintendent of the Italian naval academy, and members of his staff. Midshipmen from the naval academy also toured the ship and met […]

  • 31 October 2013
    Training & Education

    The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68), along with embarked Carrier Strike Group 11, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11, and Destroyer Squadron 23 arrived in Naples, Italy for a port visit, Oct. 30. The visit allows Nimitz Strike Group Sailors and Marines the chance to experience the local culture and customs, as well as a […]

  • 12 May 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Chiefs of European Navies (CHENS) met in Naples, Italy on May 7-8. CHENS is a forum of 25 Chiefs of Staff of European Navies (NATO and EU) which seeks to promote understanding between European navies and to examine issues of common and mutual interest, increasing regional awareness of the maritime domain. Observers from the […]

  • 14 August 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    After ceding command over the EU-led counter-piracy operation Atalanta off the Horn of Africa to the Spanish Navy, the Italian Navy has deployed its newest FREMM frigate – ITS Federico Martinengo – to support the mission. The frigate got underway from its homeport in Taranto and joined the operation on August 11. Federico Martinengo is expected […]

  • 3 April 2014
    Training & Education

    Guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) arrived in Civitavecciha, Italy for a scheduled port visit, March 31.   The port visit is designed to continue Naval Forces Europe-Africa’s efforts to strengthen maritime partnerships with European nations to improve maritime safety and security in the region. During the visit, Sailors will have the opportunity to meet […]

  • 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 […]

  • 18 February 2013
    Industry news

    Russia and Italy have revisited the idea of jointly building and commercialization into third world markets of S-1000 class diesel-electric submarines… [mappress] Source: Russian Navy, February 18, 2013; Image: imageshack

  • 28 January 2014

    The 648-foot U.S. container ship MV Cape Ray departed Portsmouth Naval shipyard yesterday to destroy Syrian chemical weapons, the Associated Press reports.   The mission, delayed due to the ship’s engine hiccups, has continued and MV Cape Ray headed for the Italian port of Gioia Tauro, where it will load about 530 tons of chemical […]

  • 6 November 2013
    Training & Education

    The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) and embarked Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 11, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11 and Destroyer Squadron 23, departed from Naples, Italy, Nov. 4, after a five-day port call. The port visit allowed Nimitz Strike Group crew members an opportunity rarely available to those deployed from the West Coast. “A […]

  • 8 May 2015

    The Royal Australian Navy’s helicopter frigate HMAS Anzac has arrived in Brindisi, Italy, as part of her NORTHERN TRIDENT 2015 deployment. While in Brindisi, members of ship’s company will commemorate military service alongside colleagues from the Marina Militare (Italian Navy) at the Bari War Cemetery and at the Monument for Italian Sailors. Together with the […]

  • 12 June 2012
    Industry news

    On Friday, Fincantieri Muggiano (La Spezia) shipyard held a ceremony to mark the launch of the “Qarnen”, a patrol vessel under construction for the United Arab Emirates Navy. Her sister ship, the “Ghantut”, was launched last January. The two vessels – whose names come from an area of the Emirates near Abu Dhabi – were […]

  • 18 March 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Laboon departed Gaeta, Italy. The vessel, which left the port on March 12, took a short break from its busy schedule. Laboon, homeported in Norfolk, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. [mappress mapid=”15427″] Naval Today […]

  • 11 May 2015

    Maritime professionals from Africa, Europe, and the U.S. completed an Africa Partnership Station (APS) Annual Planning Conference at Naval Support Activity Naples, Italy, May 8, 2015. The four-day conference focused on a Network of Navies approach to enhancing collaborative efforts to achieve maritime security in Africa. During the conference, attendees worked to identify capabilities necessary […]

  • 6 January 2015

    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 […]

  • 9 April 2014
    Training & Education

    More than 40 military officials and distinguished guests attended a reception hosted by guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) during its scheduled port visit in Civitavecchia, Italy, April 4.   “While deployed, we have stood by the motto ‘liberty is a mission’, which means that even while in a foreign port, we are still representing […]

  • 8 March 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Dynamic Manta 2017, NATO’s annual anti-submarine warfare exercise, is set to start on Monday next week, off the coast of Sicily, Italy. The two-week drill will gather ships and sailors from ten allied countries for ASW training in the central Mediterranean. Submarines from France, Greece, Italy, Spain, Turkey and the United States, under the control of […]

  • 6 October 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The U.S. 6th Fleet command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20), returned to Gaeta, Italy Oct. 3, 2015, after completing a nine month dry dock period in Rijeka, Croatia. During its 270 days in the Viktor Lenac shipyard, the Blue Ridge-class command and control ship underwent several modifications on its hull, mechanical and […]