Com as 2 Horizon, as Carlo Bergamini e agora estas (16 planeadas?), metem tanto a Alemanha como a Espanha no bolso, ainda mais a Holanda. A Itália afirma-se como a potência do mediterrâneo.
Ainda me faz confusão como é que lhes chamam de OPVs. Nem corvetas, e há umas décadas atrás, com este deslocamento seriam quase contratorpedeiros.
Italian Navy's AW101 helicopter crashed during a training flight on Nov. 6 at 6.00 pm. The helicopter was operating with the destroyer Caio Duilio. During the accident, all six helicopter crew members survived and no one injured. The reason of the crash is under investigation.
2° PPA lançadohttps://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2020/05/fincantieri-launched-the-2nd-ppa-francesco-morosini-for-the-italian-navy/
The PPA is a highly flexible ship with the capacity to serve multiple functions, ranging from patrol with sea rescue capacity to Civil Protection operations and, in its most highly equipped version, first line fighting vessel. There will be indeed different configurations of combat system: starting from a “light” version for the patrol task, integrated for self-defence ability, to a “full” one, equipped for a complete defence ability. The vessel is also capable of operating high-speed vessels such as RHIB (Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat) up to 11 meters long through lateral cranes or a hauling ramp located at the far stern.The PPA “full” version will see its total displacement increased to 6,270 tons (compared to 5,880 tons for the “light+” version and 5830 tons for the “light” version) and its length increased to 143 meters. PPA “full” will thus be comparable to Italian FREMM type frigates (total displacement of 6900 tons and a length of 144 meters). The crew complement of the PPA “full” configuration should be 173 people.