ITS (Italian Ship) Carabiniere, the fourth Italian frigate of the FREMM Programme (the third in Anti-Submarine version), has started its 20,000 nautical miles deployment to South East Asia and Australia, visiting eight different countries during four months of operational activity.
The MSN001, the first A400M prototype, landed on Tuesday 09 March in a very cold afternoon, in the runways of Toulouse Airport, in a direct flight from Seville (Spain). The aircraft is heavy instrumented with 22 tonnes of Flight Test Instrumentation (FTI). MSN001 new home will be Hangar M90 in Airbus St Martin-du-Touch premises, near Toulouse, where will continue with the flight test campaign. So far 10 flights and almost 40 hours of flights have been made.