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. 26. May 2015 New interoperability qualification testing in the ESSOR Programme Following the first successful Interoperability Functional Qualification Review(FQR) of the ESSOR Programme, a new Interoperability FQR was conducted on 26, 27 and 28 May 2015 in Gdynia (Poland). 19. May 2015 Unique in Europe: FREMM frigate fires a naval Cruise Missile On Tuesday 19th May 2015, the first Naval Cruise Missile (Missile de Croisière Naval - MdCN) firing was successfully performed by the French FREMM Aquitaine frigate at Le Levant Island in the Mediterranean Sea 05. May 2015 FREMM Alpino: First Sea Going The Italian FREMM frigate “Alpino” had its first sea going in the Gulf of La Spezia on 5th of May 2015, just 10 months after the “Carabiniere”.