Italian frigate takes up duties after promotional tour

ITS Carabiniere at sea. Photo: Italian Navy

Italian Navy’s FREMM frigate ITS Carabiniere will be performing counter-piracy duties off the Horn of Africa after completing a promotional tour to Asia Pacific and the Middle East.

The Carlo Bergamini-class frigate started her “Italian industry showcase” deployment in December last year and traveled as far as Australia displaying her capabilities during at-sea maneuvers and port visits.

The tour was financed by Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri and a number of other Italian defense contractor. Fincantieri is currently bidding for the design and construction of Royal Australian Navy’s Future Frigates with a design based on the FREMM frigate.

During her tour, ITS Carabiniere completed port visits to Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Australia, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Pakistan, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain and Qatar.

Now, before returning home by the end of this month, Carabiniere joined the European Union’s counter-piracy operation Atalanta. Departing Abu Dhabi on May 12, Carabiniere met up with another Italian warship already operating under the mission, Maestrale-class frigate ITS Espero.

ITS Carabiniere is the fourth FREMM frigate built within the international Italian-French program, coordinated by OCCAR (the Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation). The 144-meter frigates displace approximately 6,700 tonnes and are capable of reaching speeds of over 27 knots with accommodation for a 200-person crew.

Share this article

Follow Naval Today

Events>

<< Nov 2017 >>
MTWTFSS
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 1 2 3

Maritime Information Warfare 2017

Maritime Information Warfare will focus on the growing need for navies to develop their information exploitation capabilities…

read more >

Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology

Over the past few years, maritime intelligence gathering and ISR capabilities have returned to the forefront of the defence industry…

read more >

Sea-Air-Space 2018

Sea-Air-Space is now the largest maritime exposition in the U.S. and continues as an invaluable extension of the Navy League’s mission…

read more >