OCCAR 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. 17. May 2016 FREMM ‘Luigi Rizzo’: First Sea Going The Italian FREMM frigate ‘Luigi Rizzo’ had its first sea going in the Gulf of La Spezia on 17th of May 2016. 'Luigi Rizzo' is the 6th Italian FREMM frigate, and the second in General Purpose configuration.