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. 30. September 2016 FREMM Alpino - Final Official Acceptance: the fifth FREMM delivered to the Italian Navy On 30th September 2016, the Italian FREMM frigate “Alpino”, so called in honour of the “Alpini” Corps of the Italian Army, was delivered by OCCAR to the Italian Navy. 26. September 2016 The fourth French ASW FREMM frigate “Auvergne” starts sea trials and the fifth French FREMM “Bretagne” was launched On 26th September 2016, the fourth of class French Navy’s ASM (Anti-Submarine Warfare) FREMM multi-mission frigate “Auvergne” successfully completed its first sea going in Lorient. 21. September 2010 Arrival of the French FREMM Frigate Aquitaine Sea Trials Crew in Lorient The arrival of the first-of-class French FREMM frigate Aquitaine sea trials crew in Lorient in September 2010 represents an important landmark in the progress of the FREMM Programme.