The US Marine Corps (USMC) has tested at sea for the first time the two competing 8x8 armoured amphibious vehicles for the last phase of the ACV 1.1 (Amphibious Combat Vehicle), the BAE Systems/Iveco Defence Vehicles SUPERAV (for ACV) and the SAIC/STK (Singapore Technology Kinetics) TERREX 2....Full Article »
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 »