Home News 01. October 2017 Formidable Shield 2017: participation of Italian FREMM Rizzo Italian Ship (ITS) Rizzo, the 6th Italian FREMM frigate, took part in the exercise Formidable Shield 2017, held in the North Sea next to Scotland from late September until mid-October. 04. March 2017 Launching of Federico Martinengo: the 7th Italian FREMM Frigate The 7th Italian FREMM frigate, named Federico Martinengo in honour of the highly decorated Admiral, was launched on the 4th of March at the FINCANTIERI integrated shipyard in Riva Trigoso (Genoa). 25. October 2013 The second French FREMM Frigate “Normandie” starts sea trials On the 25th October 2013, the French Navy’s Second of Class FREMM Multi-Mission Frigate “Normandie” has started its first sea trials in Lorient.