OCCAR News 04. November 2017 The fifth French ASW FREMM frigate “Bretagne” on the way to the reception On - 18th of October 2017, the fifth of class French - ASM (Anti-Submarine Warfare) FREMM multi-mission frigate “Bretagne” has successfully completed first sea trials in Lorient. 18. July 2017 FREMM Martinengo: First Sea Going The Italian FREMM frigate “Federico Martinengo” had its first sea going in the Gulf of La Spezia on 18th July 2017. It is the 7th Italian FREMM frigate, and the third in General Purpose configuration; the remaining three ships are under construction. 13. February 2017 First Steel Cutting Ceremony for PPA The First Steel Cutting ceremony for the Multipurpose Patrol Ship (Pattugliatore Polivalente d’Altura - PPA) took place in FINCANTIERI’s shipyard, in La Spezia, on 13 February 2017.