With the steel cutting ceremony held at the Muggiano (La Spezia) shipyard in March, Fincantieri has officially begun the construction of the first Multi-purpose Offshore Patrol Ship (Pattugliatore Polivalente d’Altura; PPA) for the Italian Navy....Full Article »
Italy has ratified a new ‘Naval Law’, which is an extraordinary ruling for the Italian Navy that sanctions funding to build 3 types of new vessels for Italian Navy. The first contracts for the design, development and construction of the next generation Italian Navy ships were signed as a result....Full Article »
Guardia di Finanza – the Italian Custom and fiscal Police under the control of the Minister of Economy – has introduced its last biggest Patrol Vessel into service....Full Article »
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The first Italian F-35A has rolled-out of the Cameri Final Assembly and Check Out (FACO) facility in northern Italy. The aircraft is the first Lightning II assembled internationally and the first of 8 aircraft currently being assembled. The aircraft, designated as AL-1, will now proceed to additional check-out activities before its anticipated...Full Article »