The Italian FREMM frigate “Antonio Marceglia” had its First Sea Going in the Gulf of La Spezia on 19 June 2018, in line with the industrial scheduled timing. During the First Sea Going, several platform and Combat Systems elements installed onboard have been set up, turned on and tested successfully.
The Italian FREMM frigate “Federico Martinengo” was delivered on 24th April 2018 by OCCAR to the Italian Navy. The ceremony, held at the Muggiano shipyard (La Spezia), was chaired by the Italian Naval Armament Director, the OCCAR-EA Director and the Q&A Committee Chairman, together with the Orizzonte Sistemi Navali CEO and senior representatives from Fincantieri.
A specific firing campaign, consisting of two single firings from IT and FR HORIZON class ships and of one salvo firing from a UK Navy platform have just been successfully completed in a very short timeframe (one month - May/June 2010). This more than positive event will re-launch the ammunition production which was suspended following some technical issues experienced in 2009, in the frame of the PAAMS qualification trials.