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27. November 2018

ITS Marceglia: End of the sea trials

The Fourth Italian General Purpose ship and the eight Italian FREMM to be delivered, ITS Marceglia finished its sea trials on the 20th of November after the completion of all tests foreseen for the Platform and Combat System equipment.

Marcelgia end of sea trials

Marceglia end of sea trials ©OCCAR

As occurred last year for ITS Martinengo, ITS Marceglia has completed sea trials in only five months after the First Sea Going in last June, confirming the strong coordination existing between all the actors involved in the programme (NAVARM/UTNAV, IT Navy, FREMM PD, and Industry). Indeed, in each of the thirteen scheduled sea trials, the effective coordination of all stakeholder played a key role in order to complete all trials on schedule  although the activities at sea were challenging, with different GFx (at least ships, airplanes and helicopters).

Starting from ITS Alpino, delivered to the Italian Navy in 2016, the “Zero ANT” (Activities Not Terminated) objective requested by NAVARM/OCCAR is the goal to be accomplished. In order to take this achievement through in line with the contractual schedule, the Final Official Acceptance of ITS Marceglia is scheduled on the next 16th of April.

Marceglia end of sea trials

Marceglia end of sea trials © OCCAR