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    Trieste LHD started sea trials

    The Italian Trieste LHD has finally started its sea trials during last week, in the Gulf of La Spezia, here there are some nice photos by Italian Ares Difesa website:
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    Italian Navy turns 160 years

    Today Italian Navy celebrates its 160th birthday!!! Thanks to all the brave women and men who serve our homeland!!
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    Monarca vs Amerigo Vespucci ships

    While everybody knows the story of the famous and very beautiful ITS "Amerigo Vespucci", very few ones know that this is essentially a steel version of the "Monarca" (Monarch) the admiral ship of the Royal Navy of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies. After the Civil War and Unification of Italy the...
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    The Italian navy will convert the retired carrier Garibaldi into a space launch platform.

    Google translated blurb Very long article in the Italian navy official magazine about their various work on space issues (other interesting stuff in there), pg47+ they talk about the Garibaldi's in Italian so beware...
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    Gun-only AAW conversion of light cruiser Giuseppe Garibaldi?

    Hello all; I recently got my hands on a Storia Militare 'Dossier', the first part of a series covering the Italian navy from 1945 to 2015 (first part being from 1945 to 1970, issue no.14, Sept-Oct 2014) by Michele Cosentino and Maurizio Brescia. Within the SM 'Dossier' there is mentioned, in...
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    Italian Navy DDX

    The Italian Navy is planning a pair of 10,000 ton Destroyers, known for the time being as DDX. These would be the largest surface combatants built in Western Europe since the 40s.
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    Italian Submarines 1895-Present

    What can the dozens of experts tell me about Italian designed and built submarines?
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    Italian Navy PAM

    Artist's impressions of Pattugliatori d'Altura Multiruolo (PAM), or "Offshore Patrol Multirole", for the Italian Navy. Source:
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    Italian Never Build from 1975 to today

    A collection of Italian Never build project for Marina Militare Italiana (MMI) and export customer. I can offer CV, Cruiser, Frigate, Corvette, FAC and PHM
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    Italian Nuclear Powered Ship Designs

    from:,2808.msg22427/topicseen.html#msg22427 Anybody has pics and info about this designs? Thanks in advance :)
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    Italian SLBM ALFA Missile

    Dear All, did you have any useful information about the Italian SLBM Alfa missile? It was developed during '60s, when Italy had some nuclear ambition (see nuclare submarine project named "Guglielmo Marconi", or the logistic ship named "Enrico Fermi") and was designed and produced by SNIA BPD...