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 “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.
Ministers from the A400M Partner Nations had a productive meeting with industry. We discussed the progress and the next steps on the A400M Programme which is already delivering much welcomed initial operational capability to several of the Partner Nations' Air Forces.