Fincantieri launched Frigate “Carabiniere”, fourth FREMM
for Italian Navy
On March 29th at the Riva Trigoso (Genoa) Fincantieri launched frigate
“Carabiniere”, the fourth in a series of 10 FREMM - European
Multi-Mission Frigates, commissioned from Fincantieri by the Italian
Navy under the international cooperation between Italy and France, with
the coordination of OCCAR, the joint organization for European cooperation
in the field of armaments.
The ship was christened “Carabiniere” to celebrate the occasion
of the 200th anniversary of the founding of this famous Italian force.
was attended, among others, Roberta Pinotti, Minister of Defence, Admiral
Luigi Binelli Mantelli, Chief of the Defence Staff, the Admiral Giuseppe
De Giorgi, Chief of Staff of the Navy, the General Army Corps Claudio
Graziano, Chief of Army Staff, General of the Air Force Precious Pasquale,
Chief of Staff of the Air Force, General of the Army Corps Leonardo
Gallitelli, Commanding General of Police, Giovanni Gorno Tempini, CEO
of Deposits and Loans Fund, Vincenzo Petrone and Joseph Bono, President
and Chief Executive Officer of Fincantieri.
the launch , the unit will continue its activities in preparation of
the Integrated Military Naval Shipyard on the site Muggiano , in La
Spezia , and will be delivered in early 2015. Carabiniere will be characterized
by high flexibility in use and will have the ability to operate in all
tactical situations . It has a length of 144 meters , a width of 19.7
meters and a full load displacement of about 6,700 tons. It can reach
a speed of over 27 knots with a maximum capacity of personnel transported
up to 200 people .
Carabiniere will be specialize for anti-submarine warfare, like FREMM
Virginio Fasan and Carlo Margottini. The first ship of the class Carlo
Bergamini is in "general purpose" configuration.