The launching ceremony of the Italian FREMM Spartaco Schergat, another significant milestone for the FREMM programme in the framework of the joint Italian-French cooperation programme managed by OCCAR, was held on 26th January 2019 at the FINCANTIERI integrated shipyard in Riva Trigoso.
Under the supervision of the OCCAR FREMM Programme Division and the Italian Naval Directorate (NAVARM), the FREMM programme is moving quickly toward completion, given the tenth and last Frigate, Emilio Bianchi, will be launched within a year.
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.
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.