The multinational air exercise 'Falcon Strike 32' kicks off in Amendola in the province of Foggia, home to the 2021 ° Stormo dell'Aeronautica Militare. Until June 15, over 50 aircraft will be engaged for the impressive aerial exercise, including fighters, transport and refueling aircraft in flight and other support assets. For the first time in Europe, as part of [...]

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Islam, Islam, jihadism and many others are the terms that identify a global ideological-religious movement that in some extremist derivations has sworn death to the Western world inhabited by so-called infidels. A careful examination of Islam was made by General Pasquale Preziosa on the Eurispes website, an analysis that of the former Chief of Staff of the Air Force and [...]

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(by Andrea Pinto) The US-China competition is global and every day reveals a strategic novelty in the different environments of confrontation, from the space to the economic one, from the geopolitical to the military positioning. In these days, writes The Times, the first images of a Chinese bomber have emerged, invisible to radar and capable [...]

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(by Mario Galati) In this month the bill S n. 650. on “Reorganization of the heads of the Ministry of Defense and related structures. Delegations to the Government for the revision of the operational model of the Armed Forces, in relation to the personnel of the Armed Forces, as well as for [...]

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(by Mario Galati) I often read in national newspapers colleagues who improvise themselves as military analysts and even more as experts in budgeting and military programs by writing about billions of euros spent on defense vehicles and infrastructures rather than building bridges and schools. Too much demagogy abused for a context, that of Defense, which deserves greater [...]

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(by Andrea Pinto) Draghi has only one goal, 600 vaccinations a day to save the next school year and try to reopen Italy already in the summer. Now it's up to the new head of the Civil Protection Fabrizio Curcio to reorganize a car that had rusted over the months. Let's talk about putting an army back into the system [...]

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€ 150 million contract for surveillance and protection systems for the new submarines of the Italian Navy Leonardo signed a contract with Fincantieri worth approximately € 150 million for the supply of equipment for the first two U212 Near Future Submarines (NFS ), which will become part of [...]

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(by Mario Galati) Even Tom Kington on Defense News spoke from the other side of the world, from the United States, of the "querelle", which is affecting the Italian Navy and Air Force: the object of the dispute is the F-35B, that vertical take-off. The timing of the article makes you smile considering the appeal of the Chief of Staff of the Air Force, General Alberto Rosso, who spoke at the hearing at the IV [...]

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(by Andrea Pinto) In these midsummer days while the sun in the sky makes any outdoor activity almost impossible and part of the Italians try to return to a normality that in recent months seemed to have been lost forever, is causing so much sensation the news of a group of soldiers assigned to training, [...]

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On 12 June 1999, the first NATO forces entered Kosovo on a UN mandate at the end of the Alliance air campaign that had put an end to the bloody inter-ethnic conflict between Kosovars and Serbs. For having contributed uninterruptedly for 21 years to the security and freedom of movement of all citizens of Kosovo, respecting [...]

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Merchant ships prevent migrants from reaching Europe. Patrick Kingsley's investigation published in the New York Tiimes is very interesting. The Panther, a merchant ship flying the German flag, does not deal with rescues at sea, but one day a few months ago the Libyan Coast Guard ordered him to divert the route, save 68 migrants [...]

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Maria Teresa Meli on Il Corriere della Sera interviewed the Minister of Defense, Lorenzo Guerini, on the Covid-19 emergency and on the contribution of the Italian military since the emergency began. The words of the Minister of Defense provide greater clarity on the commitment of our Armed Forces which, in silence, have never left the territory and are also ready [...]

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"#Coronavirus emergency, there are three interconnected risk factors that afflict all countries, from health to economic and social. The country that manages to mitigate risk levels in the best possible way will win the future ”. Thus in an article published by Eurispet.it Magazine, General Pasquale Preziosa, President of the Eurispes Security Observatory, [...]

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"When the going gets tough, the tough get to play." (by Andrea Pinto) The serious emergency situation in Italy has been managed up to now by the Government which is trying to do its best but which exclusively relies on the Civil Protection Department which is the institutional body of the Prime Minister [...]

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Fausto Biloslavo in il Giornale talks about a secret defense plan. 19 would be the barracks identified for quarantine with 3.500 beds available. Two thousand would be the military in an "alarm" position, that is immediately available and usable for the emergency. In the meantime, the repatriation of compatriots from areas at risk abroad continue, even all [...]

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The Supreme Court rejected the appeal presented by the Agrigento prosecutor against the revocation of house arrest. Instead, according to the judges of the Court, the decision was correct because the necessary requirements to justify the measure were lacking. The appeal to the Supreme Court was promoted by the prosecutors Luigi Patronaggio and Salvatore Vella, against the revocation ordered by the investigating judge [...]

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(by Andrea Pinto) The US military leaders in Iraq have informed their Iraqi counterpart that US troops are starting preparations to "leave" the country. Brigadier General William Seely, head of the US task force in Iraq, wrote a letter to the Iraqi chief of joint operations, viewed by the AFP. The Iraqi Parliament, in reaction to the killing [...]

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The situation in Libya these days is undergoing an unprecedented escalation where Turkey is already sending war material and militiamen (from Syria) to Tripoli to support the troops of the head of the provisional government, recognized by the UN, Fayez al Serraj. Erdogan is waiting for the parliamentary seal that should have next January 2, [...]

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Task Force 44 yesterday in Iraq in Kirkuk ran into a rudimentary device known as IED during a training patrol on the street. 5 of the injured, 3 of which seriously, suffered damage to the lower limbs and one had to amputate part of his leg. The attack took place close to November 12, when [...]

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The visit of Defense Minister Elisabetta Trenta and Deputy Minister of International Cooperation Emanuela del Re continues to Djibouti, where she met the Navy soldiers on board the #Marceglia ship. Minister #Trenta reports it on social media, specifying that the ship contributes to "guaranteeing the stability of the entire Horn of Africa", as part of the "Atalanta" mission. [...]

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(by Andrea Pinto) Tense nerves, indeed very tense between Viminale and Defense. At the center of the question is the use of the Navy to defend Italian territorial waters. The intent would be to position a large military ship in front of the waters of Lampedusa. To have a psychological impact. At the same time, use more naval means, radar and aircraft [...]

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(by Andrea Pinto) Perhaps it is appropriate to remind everyone of the “primary” task of the Italian Armed Forces. “The primary task of the Armed Forces is the defense of the state. They also have the task of operating for the purpose of achieving peace and security in accordance with the rules of international law and the decisions of [...]

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(by Andrea Pinto) Finally "white smoke", the Admiral of the Naval Squad, Giuseppe Cavo Dragone next June 21 will be the new Chief of Staff of the Navy. An Ansa agency has just been beaten that reports on the pending and hard-fought appointment. The news that came from the Council of Ministers was not so explicit, so much so that it was believed [...]

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On the occasion of the feast of our #Marina #Militare, one of the strategic pillars of the defense system, I turn my thoughts to the men and women who with their spirit of sacrifice, passion for their work and a high sense of homeland duty, allow Italy to have a leading role in international contexts. Worthy heirs [...]

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The threats and instability in the Mediterranean and in all the seas of the planet are alarmingly increasing. This was declared by the Minister of Defense, Elisabetta #Trenta, on the occasion of the celebrations for the 101st Day of the Military Navy. "Women and men of the Navy, today we celebrate the 101st Day of your prestigious Armed Force on the occasion of the anniversary [...]

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During the celebrations, the Combat Flag will be delivered to the ship Martinengo on Monday 10 June, starting at 11.00, in the Mar Grande Naval Station in Taranto, the 2019 Navy Day will be celebrated in the presence of the Minister of Defense Elisabetta #Trenta, of the Head of State Defense Major, General Enzo #Vecciarelli, and the Chief [...]

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Nave Cigala Fulgosi, a combat unit of the Italian Navy, part of Operation Mare Sure together with other aeronaval defense units, a mission assigned by the Government and Parliament and aimed at protecting national interests in the central Mediterranean, is conducting presence activities surveillance and deterrence, also due to the current security situation in [...]

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Today, at the Fincantieri plant in Muggiano (La Spezia), the multi-role frigate "Antonio Marceglia", eighth of a series of 10 FREMM units - European Multi Mission Frigates - commissioned to Fincantieri as part of the agreement was delivered to the Italian Navy of Italian-French international cooperation, with the coordination of OCCAR, the joint organization for European cooperation in [...]

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The cooperation agreement between the Hydrographic Institute of the Navy and the University of Naples Parthenope was signed yesterday in Naples for "The strengthening of training and research activities in the scientific sector and competitions, in the field of hydrographic and oceanographic sciences ". As part of the collaboration just established, a second level master will be activated shortly for [...]

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The sea as a strategic resource for Italy "; This is the issue addressed by the Chief of Staff of the Navy Team Admiral Valter Girardelli during his speech at the High School of Economics and International Relations of the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan. During his speech, Admiral Girardelli underlined how in front [...]

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The discovery made by the Vieste mine hunter of the Navy thanks to the sophisticated equipment supplied The Vieste mine hunter of the Navy, during a technical verification and surveillance of the seabed in the Tyrrhenian Sea at the island of Stromboli, found the wreck of the Cruiser Lightweight Giovanni Delle Bande Nere sunk in 1942. The wreck was located [...]

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From today to February 25, the European Multi Mission Frigate (FREMM) Carlo Margottini will be parked in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, the fourth stage of the naval campaign in the Middle East and the Arabian Sea (MOMA) which sees the Naval unit of the Italian Navy carrying out presence and surveillance in the area, to protect the maritime traffic lines of interest [...]

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From today to February 25, the European Multi Mission Frigate (FREMM) Carlo Margottini will be parked in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, the fourth stage of the naval campaign in the Middle East and the Arabian Sea (MOMA) which sees the Naval unit of the Italian Navy carrying out presence and surveillance in the area, to protect the maritime traffic lines of interest [...]

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This morning the Chief of Staff of the Navy, team admiral Valter Girardelli, accompanied by the engineer Angelo Fusco, director of the military ships division of Fincantieri, visited the Castellammare di Stabia plant, where the Trieste ship is under construction, the new Multi-role amphibious unit of the Navy. The activity, which also saw the participation [...]

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FREMM, as part of the Naval Campaign in the Middle East and the Arabian Sea, will stop in the port of Abu Dhabi to participate in the international exhibition IDEX-NAVDEX 2019 From 14 to 21 February the European Multi Mission Frigate (FREMM) Carlo Margottini will be parked in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, third stage of the naval campaign in the Middle East and [...]

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With regard to the article that appeared in the press today relating to an act of hazing that took place in October to a soldier then serving at the NCO School of the Navy of La Maddalena, the Armed Force, specifies in a note, that the Command of the training center, as soon as it received news of the incident, started [...]

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FREMM will stop for three days in the African city as part of the Naval Campaign in the Middle East and the Arabian Sea organized to guarantee support to the Country System The European Multi-Mission Frigate (FREMM) Carlo Margottini, after having recently crossed the Suez Canal, entered today in Djibouti where it will stop until January 31st, the first stage of the naval campaign [...]

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2018 is about to end, a very busy year for the Navy which has seen the personnel and means of the Armed Force, framed in the broader interforces of Defense, operating seamlessly from the Arctic Sea to Antarctica, in the Mediterranean Sea as in the oceans, to protect national interests with a tight [...]

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M On Friday 28 December, at 11.00 am, on board the Carabiniere European Multi-Mission Frigate, moored in the Mar Grande Naval Station in Taranto, the alternation ceremony for the tactical command of Operation Mare Safe (WHO) will take place. In the presence of the Commander-in-Chief of the Naval Squad, Squad Admiral Donato Marzano, Rear Admiral Flavio Biaggi, Commander of the Third Division [...]

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The preview screening of "The Destiny of Men" was held today at the Barberini cinema in Rome, the last chapter of Leonardo Tiberi's trilogy on the Great War, produced by Baires Produzioni with the Istituto Luce Cinecittà, in collaboration with Navy and with the patronage of the Ministry of Defense. The protagonist is one of the heroes [...]

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On 4 December, at 10.30 am, at the Basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano in Rome, His Excellency Monsignor Santo Marcianò, Military Ordinary for Italy, will officiate the solemn Mass of Santa Barbara. The celebration, open to all citizens, will be carried out jointly in favor of the Navy and the National Police Corps [...]

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Thus the Minister of Defense Elisabetta Trenta today visiting the Navy school in La Maddalena. “Today in La Maddalena testifies to Italy's real and concrete commitment to the stabilization process in Libya. Today, in fact, a further training cycle carried out by the Command of the European Naval Force Mediterranean Operation [...]

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The Libyan coast guard has a rubber dinghy in custody with about 100 immigrants on board, almost all of Sudanese nationality. The alarm, which started yesterday afternoon from the dinghy, had been intercepted by the ships of the NGO Mediterranea and Proactiva Open Arms. The Mediterranean NGO wrote on Twitter that "120 people" were in danger of drowning, explaining that they had "informed [...]

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Training ship Amerigo Vespucci from Monday 8 October will be in port in Trieste and will support the information stand of the Navy throughout the week dedicated to the Barcolana, the international regatta that traditionally takes place in the Gulf of Trieste, now in its 50th edition. Restarted from Naples, where it took part in the Naples Shipping Week [...]

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The TERMOLI minesweeper of the Italian Navy, after departing on 12 September from the Naval Base of La Spezia, reached the waters in front of the French port of Toulon to rejoin the Second NATO Mine Countermeasures Group (NATO - SNMCMG2), the multinational maritime force integrated that works to ensure the preservation of roads [...]

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Today the training ship Orsa Maggiore has landed in the port of Tangier (Morocco), where it will stop until 06 September. The stop takes place as part of the 2018 Education Campaign in favor of ten aspiring midshipmen of the third class of the Naval Academy of Livorno. The ship, delivered to the Navy in 1994, is one of the units in [...]

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Today, the Amerigo Vespucci training ship of the Italian Navy has landed in the port of La Rochelle (France) for the sixth stage of the 2018 Education Campaign, where it will stop until 3 September. A historic return to La Rochelle after 27 years and also a precious opportunity to encourage an encounter with the Italian community that resides here [...]

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Today the Destroyer Luigi Durand de la Penne of the Navy arrived in the port of Accra-Tema (Ghana), where it will stop until next 2 September 2018. This is the fifth stage of the 2018 Education Campaign which sees the 123 students on board of the 2nd class of the Naval Academy to continue their professional growth path, which began [...]

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This morning the training ship Orsa Maggiore arrived in the port of Funchal (Portugal), where it will stop until 30 August. The stop will take place as part of the 2018 Education Campaign in favor of ten aspiring midshipmen of the third class of the Naval Academy of Livorno. The ship, delivered to the Navy in 1994, is one of the units in [...]

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Today the Amerigo Vespucci training ship of the Italian Navy has landed in the port of Portsmouth (United Kingdom) where it will stop until 27 August for the fifth stage of the 2018 Education Campaign. Nave Vespucci lands again in the United Kingdom after six years, when in 2012 the prestigious sailing ship paid tribute to the city of London [...]

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The Italian Navy is considering changing the initial design of some of its new multifunctional PPA ships, to make them smaller, and possibly give them anti-submarine capability, Defense News reports. The seven ships were ordered under the Naval Law, for a value of € 5,4 billion (US $ 6,3 [...]

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Nave Alliance left yesterday from the Norwegian port of Tromsø to begin the “HIGH NORTH 18” Arctic Marine Geophysics campaign between the seas of Norway and Greenland, beyond the Arctic Circle. The mission conducted by the Italian Navy, with the scientific coordination of the Hydrographic Institute of the Navy, sees the renewed synergy with the Research Center and [...]

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Starting last June 25 from the port of Taranto, today the Espero frigate of the Navy reached the port of Souda, on the Greek island of Crete, to participate in NATO's Sea Guardian Operation. The Navy Unit, after a phase of integration and training with the other allied ships, will leave the Greek port on June 29, [...]

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In the presence of the Minister of Defense Elisabetta Trenta, welcomed by the CEO of Fincantieri Giuseppe Bono and by the President Giampiero Massolo, the launch ceremony of the LSS logistic support unit took place today at the Muggiano site of the Naval Integrated Military Shipyard. (Logistic Support Ship) "Vulcano", commissioned to Fincantieri as part of the renovation plan [...]

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The European multi-mission frigate (FREMM) of the Alpine Navy arrived today at the Black Falcon Cruise Terminal in Boston (USA), where it will stop until 12 June. Nave Alpino, delivered to the Italian Navy on 30 September 2016, is the fifth FREMM unit and the fourth in the “antisubmarine” version. It is a ship set up with [...]

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The search for the two missing sailors in the Atlantic Ocean between the Azores and Europe continues with Nave Alpino, the FREMM commanded by Frigate Captain Davide Da Pozzo. The activity of the Alpine ship began yesterday around 09.00 with the arrival of the Unit in the area of ​​operation defined by the Portuguese authorities responsible for the search operations [...]

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Tomorrow and the day after tomorrow, the Italian Navy's Alpine ship will operate in search of the sailors Aldo Revello and Antonio Voinea who are missing after the shipwreck of the Bright sailboat, which took place 300 miles from the Azores Islands. The communication comes after the desperate appeal of Rosa Cilano, Revello's wife: "There are countless cases of people - [...]

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Today the Audace ship (D 551, 1973-2006) set out for her last voyage to the Aliaga site in Turkey where she will join the destroyer Ardito (D 550, 1973-2006). The two Naval Units, true icons of history not only of the Navy, for more than 35 years of service have represented a flagship of the country, in Italy and abroad by participating in numerous operational missions [...]

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On the occasion of the release in Italian cinemas of the film "The Wonders of the Sea", on May 17th, M2 Pictures in partnership with the Navy organizes a series of initiatives aimed at raising awareness among young audiences on the importance of environmental protection marino making known the commitment of the Navy in this area. The Wonders of the Sea, directed [...]

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Today the European multi-mission frigate (FREMM) of the Alpine Navy left from the Mar Grande Naval Station in Taranto for a naval campaign that will take it to North America in the next two months. Nave Alpino is the fifth FREMM unit delivered to the Italian Navy on 30 September 2016, the fourth in the "antisubmarine" version and equipped [...]

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The Alghero minesweeper of the Navy, inserted in the NATO device - Standing Nato Mine Counter Measures Group 2 (SNMCMG2), left today the port of Mahon of the island of Menorca, in Spain, after a three-day stop to take part in the Spanish-Minex 18 international exercise, in the waters off the Balearic Islands. Nave Alghero was in fact [...]

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The Espero frigate of the Navy left on 23 April from the Naval Base of Taranto, to participate in NATO's Sea Guardian Operation. The ship will reach the port of Aksaz, in Turkey in the coming days, to rejoin the NATO naval group. Espero ship after a phase of integration and training with the other ships [...]

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On Tuesday 17 April at sunset (expected at about 19 pm) at the Arsenale Militare Marittimo in La Spezia, the ceremony of the last drop of the flag of the patrol vessel of Squadra Bersagliere (F584) of the Navy will take place which, after 23 years of activity at service of institutions and the community, will end its operational life. From the day of [...]

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Only 1 day before the deadline for the call for applications for 70 student places in the first course of the “Francesco Morosini” Naval School in Venice. With the publication of the Official Gazette (no. 21 of 13.03.2018 - 4th Special Series) the call for applications for the admission of 18 students to the classical high school [...]

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The Chief of Staff of the Navy, Squad Admiral Valter Girardelli, expressed his closeness to the family of the non-commissioned officer who lost his life in the flight indicator of the SH 212 helicopter of Nave Borsini engaged in the Mare Safe operation. "In my personal capacity and in the name of the entire Navy, I express my deep condolences to the family [...]

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During a scheduled night exercise, an Italian Navy helicopter, embarked on the Borsini ship, engaged in the 'safe sea' operation in progress in the Mediterranean, crashed into the sea. One of the crew members died in the ditching while four others were rescued. This was announced by the Defense Staff, specifying that the five crew members [...]

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On Friday 6 April, the Alliance multi-purpose research vessel will return to the port of La Spezia, at the end of the scientific mission carried out with the NATO Center for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE), between the seas of Iceland and Greenland, beyond the Polar Circle Arctic. To receive the crew, the Commander in Chief of the Naval Squad, Admiral [...]

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On Friday 30 March, the Alghero minesweeper of the Italian Navy moored in the Port of Trieste, where it will stop until 4 April together with NATO's second permanent mine countermeasures group (Standing Nato Mine Counter Measures Group 2 - SNMCMG2). This stop coincides with the term Alghero ship activity with the NATO group, which began [...]

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Today in the waters off the island of Lampedusa, on board the ship Andrea Doria, in the presence of the Commander-in-Chief of the Naval Squad, Admiral Donato Marzano, the alternation ceremony for the Tactical Command of Operation Mare Safe took place. After more than a month of intense activity in the Central Mediterranean, Rear Admiral Angelo Virdis will pass [...]

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This morning the hydrographic ship Ammiraglio Magnaghi, during the phases of exit from the port of La Spezia to carry out a technical operational activity aimed at verifying the efficiency of the platform equipment and hydrographic instrumentation, was approached by a private boat with on board a television crew from the “Le Iene” program. This boat, repeating [...]

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Great success of visitors at the structures of the Navy opened on the occasion of the 26th edition of the FAI Spring Days on 24 and 25 March which, in a few hours of opening to the public, registered an influx of about 10.000 people from all over Italy but not only. Palazzo Marina in Rome, the Accademia [...]

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Wednesday 28 March, at 11.00 am, in the main hall of the “Francesco Morosini” military naval school in Venice, 59 students of the “Aithér” course will swear loyalty to the Italian Republic and its institutions. The solemn ceremony of the oath represents an unforgettable moment in the life of every student and will take place in the presence of the Commander of the [...]

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Today 21 March the European Multi Mission Frigate (FREMM) Carlo Margottini of the Italian Navy arrived in the port of Dammam, capital of the Al-Sharqiyya Province in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, where it will stop until 23 March. Nave Margottini is the third FREMM unit delivered to the Italian Navy on 27 February 2014 in the "antisubmarine" version and is [...]

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Today at 11.00 the divers of the Underwater Operative Group (GOS) of the Underwater Command and Incursors (COMSUBIN) of the Navy concluded the underwater operations by destroying the dangerous explosive device found on the beach of Fano last 13 March. The Navy divers had already intervened jointly with the Artificieri of the Army, at the disposal of the Prefecture of [...]

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Today March 12, the European Multi Mission Frigate (FREMM) Carlo Margottini of the Italian Navy arrived in the port of Doha in Qatar, where it will stop until March 15. Nave Margottini is the third FREMM unit delivered to the Navy on February 27, 2014 in the “antisubmarine” version and is equipped with the latest generation technological systems. [...]

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The aero-naval components of the Navy belonging to the operational commands of the Naval Squadron of Brindisi, Taranto, La Spezia and Augusta concluded today a training activity in the Gulf of Taranto which engaged men and women of the Armed Force in exercises of increasing complexity. The activity, which began on March 6, saw the participation of the aircraft carrier Cavour [...]

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On Wednesday 28 February, the Navy met the national exponents of the maritime cluster at the Command in Chief of the Naval Team (CINCNAV) in Rome for the annual situation report on issues related to the country's seafaring. The meeting aimed at increasing coordination between the main actors who interact with the sea is part of the riverbed [...]

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Margottini, who left La Spezia on 20 February, despite the legionella alert being triggered yesterday, continues the mission. The presence of the bacterium on board was reported by the secretary of the party for the protection of the military, Luca Marco Comellini, who published a long post online, asking that the ship, at the moment [...]

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The Navy will be present in Bologna at the 26th edition of EUDISHOW, the European exhibition of underwater activities, with the "Teseo Tesei" Underwater and Incursor Group (COMSUBIN), the underwater assets of the Mine Countermeasures Forces Command (MARICODRAG) and the Hydrographic Institute of the Navy. From 2 to 5 March 2018, you can immerse yourself in the stand [...]

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The Navy Alliance multi-purpose research vessel arrived yesterday in the Icelandic port of Isafjordur to make a stop that will allow the alternation of a part of the scientific team of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), at the end of the first part of the naval campaign between the seas of Iceland and Greenland, north of the Circle [...]

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The destroyer Durand de la Penne, of the Italian Navy, included in the air-naval device of Operation Mare Secure, will stop in the commercial terminal of the port of La Goulette, Tunisia, from Friday 23 to Monday 26 February 2018. The visit is part of the cooperation activities between the marinas and aims to consolidate relations [...]

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On Tuesday 20 February, the European Multi Mission Frigate (FREMM) Carlo Margottini set sail from the port of La Spezia for a campaign that will see it engaged in the Indian Ocean, the Arabian Sea and the adjacent Gulf and take part in the European anti-piracy operation Atalanta. During the campaign Nave Margottini will stop in Karachi (Pakistan), will participate in the Doha International Maritime [...]

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In the recent past, some press organs reported unfounded news about any actions that the Navy would have initiated against Marshal Emiliano Boi in service in La Spezia. To definitively clarify the facts, it should be noted that the Navy has not taken any disciplinary action against the non-commissioned officer [...]

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On Thursday 8 February, the Euro frigate of the Italian Navy left the Mar Grande Naval Station in Taranto to participate in NATO's Sea Guardian Operation. In the next few days the ship will reach the port of Cartagena, in Spain, to rejoin the NATO naval group. Euro ship after a phase of integration and training with the others [...]

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After the operational stop in the Icelandic port of Reykjavík, the multi-purpose research vessel Alliance left yesterday for the Arctic Circle where, over the next few weeks, oceanographic surveys will be carried out as part of the Iceland-Greenland Seas Project - IGP multidisciplinary program (https://www.bas.ac.uk/project/afis/). After 90 years from the exploits of Commander Nobile, this project, curated [...]

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The first F-35B assembled outside the United States landed yesterday at the Naval Air Station in Patuxent River, Maryland (USA), after completing the Atlantic crossing from Cameri Military Airport. The fifth generation aircraft, delivered to the Italian Navy last January 25 at the FACO (Final Assembly and Check Out) plant in [...]

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Today, 25 January, the patrol vessel Cassiopea of ​​the Navy, on a fishing surveillance mission to protect national fishing boats, in the waters near the island of Lampedusa, responded to a request for help and medical support, coming from the fishing boat Italian Pegaso di Mazzara del Vallo, for a seafarer who was accusing a crisis [...]

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Yesterday, the first F-35B STOVL (Short Take-Off / Vertical Landing) Lightning II assembled outside the United States was delivered to the Italian Defense. The aircraft, intended to be equipped for the Navy, was entirely built in the FACO (Final Assembly and Check Out) plant in Cameri. The F35B aircraft delivered to the Italian Navy, after a series of test flights carried out in [...]

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Great success at the Open Day of the Naval Academy of Livorno on 20 January when, in just 6 hours of opening to the public, about 2000 visitors, from all over Italy, had the opportunity to get to know life up close of the Cadet Officers of the Navy. A record turnout that testifies to the great [...]

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On Wednesday 17 January, the Alliance multi-purpose research vessel will depart from the port of La Spezia for a scientific mission with the NATO Center for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE), between the seas of Iceland and Greenland, beyond the Arctic Circle. To greet the crew and the researchers on board, the Commander in Chief of the Naval Squad, Admiral Donato [...]

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The first days of the new year for the Navy opened, as well as in the sign of operational commitment, also in that of service to the community. In fact, the hyperbaric chambers of the Military Hospital of Taranto and the Underwater Command and Incursors of La Spezia were activated for the treatment of affected civilian patients [...]

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Today inside Palazzo Marina, the Chief of Staff of the Navy Admiral Valter Girardelli met the Ensign Emanuele Lo Schiavo, Diving Officer of the Underwater Operating Group (GOS), who returned to Italy after successfully completing the Joint Diving Officer course (JDO) in Florida - USA. The results of the tests achieved by Emanuele [...]

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The Espero frigate of the Italian Navy arrived today in Larnaka, on the island of Cyprus, where it will make a technical stop until 8 January 2018. Since last December 28, the Unit has been engaged in "Operation Safe Sea", an air-naval device on whose task is to protect national interests in the central Mediterranean, guaranteeing the safety of [...]

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The alternation ceremony of the Tactical Commander of Operation Safe Sea took place on December 29 in the port of Messina on board the RIZZO ship. The event, in the presence of the Commander in Chief of the Naval Squad, Squad Admiral Donato Marzano, sanctioned the passage of command of the device from Rear Admiral Davide Berna, Commander [...]

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2017 is coming to an end, an intense year that has seen the personnel and means of the Navy operate seamlessly from the Arctic Sea to Antarctica, in the Mediterranean Sea as in the oceans, to protect national interests and to best represent the made in Italy in the world. 2017 saw the [...]

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(by Massimiliano D'Elia) They had to find a culprit and they identified him in the Chief of the Armed Force. Admiral Marcelo Srur who was in charge of the Argentine Navy after the disappearance of the Ara San Juan submarine and its crew in the southern waters of the Atlantic Ocean was sacked last month. The BBC writes it online specifying [...]

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On Monday 18 December, the European Multi-Mission Frigate (FREMM) Virginio Fasan returns to La Spezia, after five intense months of participation in the "EUNAVFOR Atalanta" operation, a European Union mission that operates in an area between the Red Sea, the Gulf of Aden and part of the Indian Ocean, to ensure the presence, surveillance and police at the top [...]

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The press conference for the presentation of the 14th edition of Seafuture took place on 2017 December 6, at the NCOs of the Navy, an event to be held from 19 to 23 June 2018 at the La Spezia Arsenal. Seafuture 2018 thus confirms itself, on the international scene, as an event of strategic importance for the [...]

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Thus was born the Navigante Museum - an initiative promoted by the Mu.MA-Galata of Genoa, the Maritime Museum of Cesenatico, the La Nave di Carta della Spezia association and the AMMM-Association of Mediterranean Maritime Museums - which brought together museums , public and private. From today the Navigante Museum is online - on the website www.museonavigante.it with the [...]

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On Monday 11 December, at the Cariplo Foundation Auditorium in Milan, Arisa will be the protagonist of an extraordinary Christmas concert in favor of the Francesca Rava Foundation - NPH Italia Onlus: thanks to BANOR and the Cariplo Foundation. The entire proceeds of the evening are destined for the reconstruction of the NPH Houses in Mexico severely damaged by the earthquake last September, which Arisa visited [...]

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Thus the Co.Ce.R. Marina, in a note, on the occasion of the anniversary of Santa Barbara, patron saint of the Navy: “at the end of the meetings held with the staff of the Taranto and Brindisi offices, the Co.Ce.R. expresses a fervent wish of good wind to the FA and to all the sailors !! A wind, which in recent years has [...]

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The ceremony for the delivery of the combat flags of the frigate Aliseo and the corvettes Sfinge and Fenice of the Italian Navy took place today, November 22, at 10.30, in the "Ancora" Hall of the Vittoriano Monumental Complex, which concluded the its operational activity at the service of the country joining those of the Maestrale frigate, of the [...]

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Caselle Torinese, November 20. The Tuscan company Iccab srl, the exclusive manufacturer and distributor of the Marina Militare Sportswear clothing brand, has chosen Turin Airport for the launch of the first virtual store of the clothing brand owned by the Italian Navy. The new Marina Militare E-Store opened its doors on Saturday 18 November 2017. […]

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On the night between 13 and 14 November, the COMSUBIN Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Center (OTI) was activated by the Doctors of the Emergency Department of the "San Andrea" Hospital in La Spezia to treat a 44-year-old mother with her parents in an emergency. two children aged 5 and 7, victims of intoxication for [...]

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The decision taken by the former Chief of Staff of the Navy, Giuseppe De Giorgi to call the new military ship with the name "Trieste", a name also approved by the Minister of Defense, Roberta Pinotti, who at the time seemed to have greatly appreciated the he idea, to the point of sending an official communication to the Trieste administration, seems to have been [...]

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The 11th Regional Seapower Symposium, the international maritime forum, held at the Squadratori Room of the Venice Arsenal, which saw the participation of representatives of the Military Navies of about 50 countries, 11 international organizations and Fincantieri, partners of the event. The closing ceremony saw the speeches of the Minister of Defense, Senator [...]

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On the occasion of the Regional Seapower Symposium in Venice, the Heads of the Navies of the six Nations adhering to the Adriatic-Ionian ADRION initiative - Albania, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Montenegro and Slovenia - gathered on board the prestigious Amerigo Vespucci Sailing Ship-School , for a periodic meeting aimed at evaluating the cooperation plans in place to identify new areas [...]

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From 12 to 13 October the Amerigo Vespucci School Ship, of the Navy, will stop in the port of Chioggia to continue the navigation that in this period sees it as a protagonist around Italy. Last summer Nave Vespucci carried out the Summer Education Campaign in favor of the Official Students of the Naval Academy of Livorno and, after a [...]

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On the morning of Saturday 23 September, after having carried out the last drop of the flag during navigation in the presence of the Minister of Defense, Senator Roberta Pinotti, accompanied by the Chief of Defense Staff, General Claudio Graziano and the Chief of Staff of the Navy, Admiral Valter Girardelli, the Navy School Ships will moor at the Quay [...]

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On Wednesday 20 September at 10.00, the preliminary results of the campaign conducted by Nave Alliance under the coordination of the Hydrographic Institute of the Navy will be presented to the press at the Central Library of the Navy General Staff, in the presence of the Minister of Defense, Roberta Pinotti. The event will be attended by the Chief of Defense Staff, General Claudio Graziano and [...]

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The Amerigo Vespucci training ship of the Italian Navy arrived today in Toulon, France, where it will stop until 18 September for the eleventh stage of the 2017 Education Campaign. It left the La Spezia Military Arsenal on 19 April for the Campaign of Education 2017, the "most beautiful ship in the world" and its crew have so far [...]

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Yesterday 9 September the commemorative ceremony for the "Day of Remembrance of the Sailors Disappeared at Sea" was celebrated at the National Monument to the "Italian Sailor" in perennial remembrance of the sacrifice of military and civilian sailors who disappeared at sea. As every year in Brindisi, the Navy remembers all those who died at sea, with a [...]

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From 31 August to 6 September 2017 the divers of the Underwater Operating Group (GOS) of the Underwater Command and raiders of the Navy conducted a delicate underwater operation in the waters of the port of Bari, aimed at neutralizing numerous explosive devices remaining from the war. The company (STES), in charge of carrying out the search for any explosive devices on the [...]

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On 4 September 2017, sixty-three young students from various regions of Italy crossed the gate of the “Francesco Morosini” Military Naval School to begin the three-year school year that will lead them to obtaining a classical or scientific high school diploma wearing the uniform of the Navy. A new and challenging experience that will ensure them an excellent training to deal with [...]

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On Saturday 9 September, the “Day of Remembrance of the Sailors Disappeared at Sea” will be celebrated at the National Monument to the “Sailor of Italy” in perennial memory of the sacrifice of military and civilian sailors who disappeared at sea. The anniversary is considered a civil solemnity and is commemorated every year in Brindisi on 9 September at the Monument to the sailor [...]

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The sixteenth stage of the summer campaign functional to the education of adolescents made fragile by social or family disadvantages or children with psychophysical disabilities begins Nave Italia today left Civitavecchia with the young people of the clinical-cultural association "Artelier" on board. of the 2017 summer campaign with which the Tender to Nave Italia Foundation and the [...]

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The Amerigo Vespucci training ship of the Navy arrived today in Cadiz, Spain, where it will remain until 9 September, for the tenth stage of the 2017 Education Campaign. It left the Military Arsenal of La Spezia on 19 April for the Campaign of Education 2017, the "most beautiful ship in the world" and its crew have so far [...]

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Friday 8 September, at 19.35 pm at the Mar Grande Naval Station (SNMG) of Taranto, after 35 years of activity at the service of institutions and the community, the ceremony of the last drop of the flag of the missile frigate Aliseo (F574) of the Navy will take place at the end of its operational life. From the day of delivery it has traveled over 600.000 [...]

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The Destroyer of the Navy Luigi Durand de la Penne arrived today in Odessa where he will remain until Thursday 7 September, as part of the Education Campaign of the 2nd class of the Naval Academy. Starting from Taranto on 11 August, the unit made its first stop at Piraeus and at the end of the leg in Ukraine it will head towards Varna in [...]

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The second part of the solidarity campaign of Nave ITALIA, the largest sailing brig in the world, has begun in recent days, the result of the cooperation between the Italian Navy and the Italian Yacht Club, founding members of the Tender to Nave ITALIA Onlus Foundation. In command, the Captain of Frigate Marco Filzi has recently replaced the [...]

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On 26 August 2017, the divers of the Underwater Operating Group of the Underwater Command and Navy Raiders posted at the SDAI Nucleus of Taranto (Demining Defense Antimezzi Insidious), conducted a delicate underwater operation in the waters in front of Campomarino (Taranto) aimed at neutralizing a dangerous explosive device. Following a report by [...]

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After having handed over the command of Operation Safe Sea to ship Alpino, the Education Campaign of the second class of the Naval Academy of Livorno will continue. Durand De la Penne has entered the port of Augusta for a short logistic stop at [...]

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The Amerigo Vespucci training ship of the Italian Navy, after having re-crossed the Atlantic Ocean, arrived today in Ponta Delgada, in the Azores islands, where it will stop until August 28 for the ninth stage of the 2017 Education Campaign. La Spezia on April 19th for the 2017 Education Campaign, the "most beautiful ship of [...]

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With the publication of the Official Gazette (no. 63 of 22.8.2017), the Navy's 'campaign' for the enrollment of 1920 Volunteers in Annual Pre-Fixed Station (VFP1), which will end on 26 September 2017. The Navy represents an extraordinary opportunity for today's young people, who want to immediately invest in their future for [...]

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Until August 20, the Corsaro II sailing school ship of the Navy will be moored at the Club de Mar, in the Port of Palma De Mallorca, as part of the training campaign in favor of Aspiring Officer Midshipmen of the 3rd class of the Naval Academy of Livorno. The Corsair II is usually employed in training campaigns in favor of Officer Cadets [...]

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The new flagship of Her Majesty's fleet, the aircraft carrier 'Hms Queen Elizabeth', entered the Royal Navy naval base in Portsmouth for the first time. In a ceremony, Prime Minister Theresa May from the deck of the ship spoke of "pride of the British navy" in the face of the great challenges for international security. On [...]

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The stop is part of the 53rd Education Campaign in favor of the students of the Marshals Normal Course Today 12 August 2017 Palinuro School Ship has landed in the port of Athens, Greece where it will remain until 15 August, coming from Malta. The Unit is currently involved in the 53rd Education Campaign for the students of the [...]

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Today the destroyer Luigi Durand de la Penne of the Italian Navy, greeted by the Commander-in-Chief of the Naval Squadron, squad admiral Donato Marzano, left from the Mar Grande Naval Station in Taranto for the beginning of the 2nd Class Education Campaign 'Naval Academy of Livorno. On board 88 cadets officers of the normal courses of the Navy [...]

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Today 1 August, the Palinuro training ship of the Italian Navy has landed in the port of Valletta, Island of Malta, where it will remain parked until 05 August. The port of Valletta represents the first stage of the 53rd Palinuro Ship Campaign for the students of the Marshal School of Taranto embarked in Brindisi [...]

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 A press conference was held on board the Alliance scientific research naval unit, in the port of Tromso (NO), to present the preliminary results obtained at the end of the "High North 17" marine geophysics campaign, which has just ended in the Arctic Ocean , in the South / Southwest of the Svalbard islands. During the event, which saw the participation of the Regent Ambassador [...]

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On 28 and 29 July 2017, the divers and the Navy Raiders immersed themselves in the waters of Porto Venere with 50 disabled divers as part of the traditional immersion stage "Together in immersion ... in Porto Venere", now in its XI ° edition. This activity, in which solidarity, experience and professionalism give life to an important event [...]

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From today 27 July to 31 July, the Alliance ship, a scientific research unit, will stop in the Norwegian city of Tromsø, the last stage of the “High North 17” campaign which took place in the Arctic Ocean, south of the Svalbard Islands. With the High North 17 Campaign, the Navy and the Hydrographic Institute return to the Arctic seas to conduct scientific research after 89 [...]

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In the presence of the Minister of Defense, Roberta Pinotti, the launching ceremony of the bow section of the LSS (Logistic Support Ship) "Vulcano", a unit commissioned to Fincantieri, took place today at the Castellammare di Stabia plant. as part of the Navy's fleet renewal plan. Godmother of the launch was [...]

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