Eighth FREMM Completed Trials

Eighth FREMM Completed Trials 30 November, 2018

Italy's eighth FREMM class frigate, ITS Marceglia (F597) has completed the sea tests.


The platform, which opened to sea in June, completed all sea trial activities in five months thanks to the tight coordination of the program participants. During the experiments, 13 different test phases were carried out.


Platform is the eighth FREMM class ship in Italy and the fourth FREMM built in the general-purpose configuration of the Italian Navy. Italian Navy had requested Zero ANT (Activities Not Terminated) from the construction of the ITS Alpino (F594).


ITS Marceglia built by Fincantieri Shipyard. Ship weighs about 6,500 tons. 144-meter long frigate is equipped with a 127-millimeter main gun, 76-millimeter gun, two triple torpedo tubes, two eight-cell vertical launch systems, and many state-of-the-art weapons and electronics.

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